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Orthodontic Emergencies

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Orthodontic Emergencies

True orthodontic emergencies are rare. However, there are minor problems that can occur, many of which can be remedied at home. If not, we are always available to help with any problems that may come up.

Parts of Braces

Loose Band or Bracket

Solution

If a band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If is uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap the band or bracket in a tissue and call us during regular hours.

Poking Wire

Solution

Try to push the wire toward the teeth/gums with a clean pencil eraser. If possible put wax on it.

Lost Tiewire or Elastic Tie

Solution

This is not an emergency, please call us during regular office hours.

Soreness

Solution

Tylenol or Ibuprofen are effective at reducing orthodontic soreness. But use at your own (or parent’s) discretion.

Separator (Spacer) Fell Out

Solution

This is not an emergency, please call us during regular office hours.

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