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Tooth Ache

Retainer Wire has Come Off

Understanding Retainer Wires

Retainer wires, or fixed retainers, or a popular orthodontic appliance used after braces to keep teeth in position. They're often preferred over removable retainers because of their effectiveness and comfort. But when they're damaged or missing they can cause discomfort and potentially harm your mouth.

What to do Before Your Appointment:

While waiting for your appointment, follow these steps:

  • Don't try to fix it yourself: if your retainer wire is damaged or sharp, don't try to adjust it yourself. You might inadvertently cause further damage or injury.

  • Keep your mouth clean: continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly, taking extra care around the damaged wire.

  • Book an appointment immediately: if your China wire is damaged or missing, it's crucial to see a dentist as soon as possible to prevent your teeth from shifting or potential injuries from a sharp wire.

  • Where a removable retainer if available: if you have a removable retainer, where it until your fixed retainer can be repaired or replaced to maintain tooth alignment.

Damaged or Missing Retainer Wires

  • Damaging or losing your retainer wise can be distressing it may allow your teeth to move out of their ideal positions. In some cases, a damaged retain away can be sharpened cause injury to your tongue or cheek. At Queensland dentist we can help you repair replace a retainer wires to ensure your beautiful streets my loss of lifetime.

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Don't let toothache disrupt your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our expert team at Queenstown dental is ready to diagnose the cause of your toothache and offer you the right treatment options to alleviate the pain.

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Queenstown, 9300

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