A metal part of my brace has fractured

If a small part of the metal has fractured, you should try to continue to wear the brace if it is possible.

Wax can be used if this sort of area is uncomfortable as shown. If the metal part is broken into lots of small pieces, or a big part of the metal has come away, do not wear the brace.

If the fractured area is excessively sharp, you can use an emery board or nail file to smooth the sharp area. If you are unsure, you should contact the practice.

Depending on where the fracture has occurred, we may have to see you sooner. Contact the practice for advice, and if necessary, an earlier appointment.