Orthodontic emergencies are rare – but when they occur, we’re here for you! If you are experiencing severe pain or are having appliance problems that you can’t remedy, contact our office and we’ll schedule an appointment to resolve the issue.
Most patients don’t realize that they can resolve many of their own orthodontic problems in the interim before their appointment. If you encounter a loose piece of hardware that you can remove, place it in a plastic bag and bring it to your next appointment. If your braces are poking, apply soft wax to the problematic area. If the wire has slid to the side, pull it back into place with needle-nosed pliers and replace it in the tube on the back of the tooth.
Don’t forget to call and book an appointment as soon as you’ve alleviated the discomfort! Appliances that remain damaged for extended time periods can result in disruptions to the treatment time.
Types of First Aid