It is rare to have an orthodontic emergency, but our team at Love My Smile Chicago is here to assist if you need immediate care. The most common orthodontic emergency is when the brackets or wires come loose. If you notice this issue, you can push the wire back to minimize irritation to the cheeks and gums. Contact us to schedule an appointment within the next few days to have the braces repaired.
In case of a sports related or other significant accident, be sure to check your mouth and appliance immediately for damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance disruption, please contact our office right away. You can relieve the discomfort temporarily by applying wax or rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.
If there is any serious trauma to the head or face, you should visit a physician or the emergency room before worrying about the teeth to rule out any severe medical complications like a concussion.