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If you eat sticky foods and candies or you chew gum you are putting your braces at increased risk of being damaged. A similar threat is also posed by crunching on very hard foods, eating tough foods like beef jerky, or nibbling on foreign objects.

If some part of your braces is damaged in any way, you need to have it examined and repaired by the orthodontic specialists at TinHan Orthodontics. While you are waiting for your appointment, you should not attempt to repair the damaged braces yourself. This could cause undue complications and potentially harm your mouth.

If your braces suffered significant damage and a sharp point threatens to harm your cheek or gums, you can try to secure it inside a piece of orthodontic wax. If the wax isn’t readily available, you might be able to improvise with a piece of the pencil eraser.

If possible, you should avoid eating anything until Dr. Erik TinHan and his orthodontic specialists have a chance to examine and address the damaged component.

If you are in the Pearl City, Hawaii, are and you have suffered damage to your braces, you should call 808-485-2444 to have it examined and repaired by the orthodontic specialists at TinHan Orthodontics.