Orthodontic First Aid



Loose band

Call our office immediately for advice if a band or wire is loosened. The band may need to be re-fitted. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or removing the band off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of emergency, you may use heavy wire cutters that have been thoroughly washed and cleaned. If a loose band is attached to a heavy wire on the tongue side of the teeth, this wire will be too large to cut. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.