My brace is distorted

If you brace has become distorted, do not try to adjust it yourself. Stop wearing the brace and contact the practice for an earlier appointment.

You can reduce the likelihood of distortion by always placing the brace in a rigid box when it is not in you mouth. That way it is protected from knocks and falls as well as pets that might be attracted to the brace.

Always use warm water when rinsing or cleaning the brace. Icy or hot water will damage the brace.

If you are wearing clear braces, you should go to the next aligner/positioner in the sequence. If you do not have this, go to the previous aligner that you were wearing before this one fractured. Contact the practice for advice.