Robert D. Elliott, DMD, MS
Julie R. Molina, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dental Specialists
540 New Waverly Place Suite 300
Cary, NC 27518
You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina can schedule you a repair appointment if needed. These problems are not likely to cause a delay in your treatment.
Loose bracket or band
If your band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap band or bracket in kleenex and place in a small box or plastic bag.
Try to place wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with fingernail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.
Try to push the sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.
Lost rubberband or elastic tie
Tell Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina at your next visit.
Use warm saltwater rinses and/or Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If this does not improve within 24 hours, call Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina.
Headgear does not fit
Sometimes this is caused by not wearing the headgear as prescribed! If facebow is bent, call Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina immediately.
If appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it.
If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call Cary Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible at (919) 852-1322.
Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.
"You all are the best! Our girls have been fortunate to have been cared for by the entire team and we will miss seeing you.
We hope that our grandchildren will be able to be patients
(when the time comes!) Thanks to everyone!"
Courtney B. said about Vanessa – “She was wonderful when cleaning my daughter’s teeth – “drawing letters, etc.”
She had tons of tricks – my daughter didn’t even know she had anything done.”