As much as we try to ensure the best and the patient properly follows instructions, sometimes emergencies emerge.
Types of Orthodontist and Braces Emergencies
Since the appliances are attempting to move the teeth, pushing and pulling can be uncomfortable. As you become adjusted, you may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers. Warm salt water rinses and heating pads may alleviate your soreness in the jaws.
Wires can sometimes become loose from normal wear and tear. Sometimes they can become broken from certain foods. You can move the wires with a cotton swab or try and cover it with some of our supplied wax. When the wire is painful, come in immediately.
Sometimes the bracket is not properly fitted or requires a stronger bonding. When a bracket or wire is loose, please call our office and schedule a repair appointment.
Separators come out sometimes, it is quite common. Contact our office to see if it needs a replacement.