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Your Ortho Emergency Guidebook

November 18, 2015

Every now and then you may find a wire uncomfortably poking your cheek or perhaps you broke a bracket over dinner. Accidents happen and as your Jacksonville orthodontist, we’re here to let you know that we’ve got you covered! If you find yourself in the middle of an orthodontic emergency, contact us as right away so we can make the time to treat you properly. If an accident happens outside business hours, give us a call on our answering service and we can get back to you as soon as possible. Here’s what to do in case of an orthodontic accident:

  • Soreness and discomfort: After getting your braces adjusted, you’ll most likely experience some soreness. Wax, over-the-counter pain relievers, and a warm washcloth may help to ease your pain.
  • Loose or broken bracket: If your bracket becomes loose or broken, give us a call as soon as possible. If it remains attached to your wire, simply keep it in place and use wax to combat any discomfort until your next appointment. If you completely lose your bracket, just slide it off and bring it along to your next visit.
  • Loose, poking, or broken wire: You’ll probably experience a poking wire at some point throughout your treatment. While you may be able to redirect the wire, if you’re unable to bend it, contact us. Use wax to keep the wire from poking and moving further out of place. Should your main archwire break, give us a call to schedule an emergency appointment.

There’s no need to stress about an orthodontic emergency, we’re here to get your  treatment back on track and minimize your discomfort as much as possible. If you break or loosen any of your appliances, call our office so we can determine the best way to help you.

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