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What To Do In An Emergency

While orthodontic emergencies are rare, it can happen. And if it does, we’re here to help! An emergency is when you’re in an intense amount of pain, if your appliance or braces are broken, or if a wire is jabbing painfully into your cheek.

With some issues, there are steps you can at home take to temporarily fix or alleviate your discomfort and (most importantly) to prevent additional damage. However, you should still always reach out to let us know if you’re having an issue! Sometimes, we may even be able to walk you through the issue over the phone or virtually through video communication.


Quick Answers

What is an orthodontic emergency?

An orthodontic emergency happens when your braces are damaged or malfunction in a way that keeps them from doing their job properly. This can include a loose bracket, broken wire or torn rubber band.

What do I do in the case of an orthodontic emergency?

Call us as soon as you realize something is wrong. The sooner we can correct the problem, the less pain you will experience and the sooner your treatment can get back on track!

What do I need to do to avoid broken brackets?

Avoid eating sticky candies and hard foods. These are the biggest culprit in pulling a wire or bracket loose.