What to do in case of emergency
Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances or braces. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.
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Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or pencil eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small amount of orthodontic wax. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.
Many patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.
Discomfort with orthodontic treatment
During the first week after your braces are in place and routine adjustments are completed, you will likely feel some soreness or discomfort. You may take Advil or Tylenol while you adjust to your new braces.