Straighten Your Teeth with Our Niagara Orthodontists

During the course of your orthodontic treatment, you may encounter a time where part of the appliance feels loose or simply doesn’t feel attached properly. We’ve included some common problems, tips and solutions on this page. We also encourage you to check out our PDF for visual examples.


Whenever something appears broken or simply doesn’t feel right, the best thing to do is call Village Square Dental Centre. Our dentists and skilled staff can advise you on the proper steps to take. If something breaks off, please keep the item in a safe place and bring it to your next appointment.


Common Problems

  • Loose Bracket
  • Loose Band
  • Lost Elastic Tie
  • Wire has Come Out of Tube
  • Poking Tie Wire


Cause & Effect

  • Biting Ice Can Lead to a Loose Bracket
  • Chewing on Pens or Pencils Can Bend Arch Wires or Loosen Brackets
  • Chewing Caramel Can Loosen Bands
  • Biting a Whole Apple can Displace a Bracket
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