What to do in Case of Emergency

There are a few orthodontic emergencies that need the doctor’s immediate attention. Most of the emergency cases may be remedied at home. Nevertheless, if you can not resolve the problem yourself, please call the office as soon as possible.

If a wire that “sticks” out and causes irritation, try tucking it in with a pencil eraser or something similar. If this does not work, dry it with tissue, then place wax over the wire to prevent further sticking. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our office at anytime.

           Please Call our Office when you encounter:

Loose band or Bracket If the seal created by the cement (glue) has been broken between the band and the tooth, it can lead to decalcification and decay under the band.

Broken arch wire, lost ligature wire or hook These problems can cause the teeth to shift in the wrong direction, so they must be corrected as soon as possible.

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