Braces are designed to be durable, but trauma, time, and too much pressure can break brackets and snap metal wires. When you receive braces at Jacobsen Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Jacobsen and our team will also provide you with information regarding orthodontic emergency care in Victorville, California. If you experience an orthodontic emergency, we encourage you to do what you can to keep the situation in hand and visit our orthodontist as soon as possible.