braces wire sometimes too long sometimes too short

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by peter, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    After my orthodontist's assistant put in the braces wire and trim it to fit,
    sometimes it is still too long (they didn't cut it flush), and sometimes it
    becomes too short and fall out of the last bracket.

    Instead of cutting the wire flush at the last bracket, why not leave a
    little extra length and put an "end cap" at the tip to prevent it from
    cutting my cheek? This would solve the problem once and for all.
    peter, Jan 27, 2004
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