Hannah asked in HealthDental · 2 months ago

Is a missing braces spacer a concern?

I recently started getting braces applied and to make a gap in my teeth, the dentist placed spacers between my very back teeth. This happened about a week ago. However, earlier today, I noticed that one of them was missing. I didn't feel it between my teeth anymore and, when I checked with a mirror, I realized it was gone. I haven't been picking at it or anything and suspect it could have come out when I was eating or brushing my teeth and I just didn't notice until now. The dentist didn't give me any extras to replace them. Should I be worried about this missing spacer or is it really no big deal?

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