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Please help me fix my braces!



My brackets on my braces have popped off three times in 5 months and today one bracket popped off. My orthodontist gets mad when they come off. Is there any way I can fix the bracket without going to the orthodontist?


No, but there are some things that you can do to reduce this tendency.  Don't chew ice, hard candy or chewing gum.  Also, if you are involved in contact sports, wear a mouth guard.

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Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University