Nearly all brace breakages are avoidable if you follow the instructions we give you when your brace is fitted. Most of the breakages occur when a patient has been fiddling with the brace or eating chewy, crunchy or sticky food.

A breakage is not an 'emergency' unless you are suffering pain from the broken piece but please call or e-mail us to let us know: our experienced team are happy to give advice over the phone and plan your next visit to get you back on track.

Remember: Your brace is designed to be taken off one day – they are fragile!

The videos below detail what to do with braces problems: pain, sore teeth, loose braces, broken bands, protruding wires, or other problems with your braces and how to handle them.

General Brace Problems

broken braces

How to make a temporary retainer in minutes!

broken braces II

Please contact us if you have any problems with your broken brace, or contact NHS 24 on 111 if out of hours.