Emergencies Or Broken Appliances
Although there are very few true orthodontic emergencies, during the course of treatment you may discover that you have loose or broken brackets or that the orthodontic wires may shift and begin irritating your lips or cheeks.
Patients are encouraged to contact our office during working hours for all emergencies. Emergencies seen during office hours are given the next available appointment.
For true medical emergencies, please call 911.
Something Broken or Loose
Broken or loose appliances happen to the best of us, but it should not be a routine occurrance. With broken appliances, often treatment isn’t progressing. If this is happening regularly, we’ll want to figure out what’s going on and come up with a beneficial course of action.
If you notice that part of your braces feels broken or loose, please call to notify us before your appointment, at least 24 hours before, but the sooner the better. We’ll help determine whether or not it’s something that requires an earlier visit to address. Unfortunately if you are scheduled for a routine adjustment appointment and you do not notify us of something broken or loose, we may not have time to repair the issue at that same appointment. Please keep us informed.
Below is a list of common problems and how they may be remedied at home. If you have a problem that you cannot resolve on your own, please call our office.
Our orthodontic team will be able to give you advice on how to solve the problem yourself or schedule you the appropriate appointment so that the problem can be fixed.