Getting braces is very common especially among children, however, people of all ages can get them in order to get the perfect smile. The time period for the treatment of braces can last from a year to three years, although the time period can extend or reduce depending on your case.
While the treatment gives you the best effect it is not an easy journey, you get to experience things that only someone who has gotten through it as well can understand, although everyone who had braces goes through them that does not make it easy at all.
The broken brace is one of the biggest problem faced by many people. Visit healthicu.com/what-to-do-if-your-braces-have-broken to get tips on how to fix them if you ever find yourself in the same pickle. The breakage can either be in your bracket or the wire, if your bracket gets broken then you should keep it with yourself so that your orthodontist can fix it for you when you visit while in case of loosened brackets you can place wax on it so that it does not poke your mouth and cause a sore as they can be really painful.
Same is the case with protruding wires, you can try to push them back in place, however, do not try to cut them. You can just place wax on it till your next appointment, although if the wire is broken then you have to visit right away as it cannot be fixed at home. And if not fixed right away it will cause sores and even bleeding. To ease the pain if you already have sores inside your mouth you can always rinse with antiseptic mouthwashes and apply numbing gels to reduce the pain and discomfort.