My trans-palatal arch is loose

If an orthodontic band has come loose on your trans-palatal arch, try pushing it back into the correct place so it does not interfere with your bite. Eat a soft diet until the band is re-cemented in place.

You should contact the practice for advice. If the band keeps coming out, even with a soft diet we will need to give you an earlier appointment. If the band stays in place reasonably well, we may not need to see you any earlier unless your next appointment is some time away.

If the bar of the trans-palatal arch is fractured, contact the practice for an earlier appointment.