Feel free to include a quick phone pic to help us guide you. If the situation involves facial or head trauma, your first stop should be the emergency room, your family physician, or an oral surgeon to rule out any severe medical complications before treating the teeth.
Fortunately, true orthodontic emergencies are rare. However, if you have a loose, broken or painful appliance that you are unable to temporarily remedy on your own, please contact our office. We are happy to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem for you. We monitor calls after business hours and will respond to your needs as soon as possible.
In many cases, minor discomfort can be alleviated at home by placing wax on a poking spot, gently tucking in a stray wire with a pencil eraser or Q-tip, or carefully putting the end of the wire back in its tube with tweezers. We encourage you to be creative, but it is still best to follow up with our office within a few days to ensure that broken appliances will not disrupt your treatment progress.