brackets keep falling off

brackets keep falling off

Posted in the Orthodontics Forum


Durham, NC

#1 Mar 22, 2007
my son just got his braces yesterday...2 hours after getting home a dozen of the brackes came loose from off his he went back and they reattached them...last night another came off...i'm concerned that the orthodontist doesn't know what they are doing!!! is this normal?

Melville, NY

#2 Mar 29, 2009
same thing happens to me. right now i have a loose bracket in my mouth... i have an overbite, so my top teeth just slice right through the braces.

BUT! if they are overtightened, or if the cement hasn't been bonded or cured enough, the brace can just pop off. constant pressure can also do that.

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 11, 2011
My son is having the same problem. Going back every week because the brackets are constantly coming off. He swallowed a button too.

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 11, 2011
My son's brackets come off within hours and we keep having to go back in every week to redo. He also swallowed a button that came off.

Haverhill, MA

#5 Jul 6, 2012
I know how you feel. I've broken at least 5 brackets and I've had my braces for about 11 months.After I had my appointment not even 5 minutes after another bracket fell off. I tried to call them but of course they are closed until Monday. I'm really getting annoyed with my orthodontist. UGH!!!!!!!

Since: Feb 13

San Francisco, CA

#6 Mar 4, 2013
hey guys, i'm sorry you're all going through this. I can honestly say that during my 3 years of wearing braces, I never lost a bracket and it seems really strange to me that it would be a repeated issue unless the orthodontist was possibly NOT THE BEST. If i remember correctly, i dont think that the day my brackets were bonded to my teeth was the same day I received any tension. Perhaps your orthodontists are not giving the bonding enough time to settle before applying pressure to the brackets.

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