Our staff is prepared to help you in the event that you have an orthodontic emergency. Call us if you’re experiencing acute pain or if you need assistance with an item you’re unable to fix on your own. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment straight immediately to remedy this.
You may be surprised to learn that you can solve many problems on your own before you come to our office. Please bring any loose pieces to your next appointment in a plastic bag or envelope. If the protruding section of your braces is troubling you, apply a little coating of soft wax. If the wire has moved, you may use needle-nosed pliers to draw it back to the other side and reinsert it in the tube on the back tooth.
Even after you’ve reduced your discomfort, you’ll need to call our office to set up a time for the problem to be fixed. If your appliance is broken for an extended period of time, your treatment plan may be jeopardized.
Be aware that the first three to five days after the placement of your braces, your experience may be unpleasant to mouth and teeth. For the time being, stick to a soft-food diet until your teeth are no longer in discomfort. Gums and other troubled regions may be soothed by using warm salt water mouthwash. It’s possible to reduce discomfort by applying Orabase on the affected area. A pharmacist should be able to provide you with Orabase. If your discomfort is intense, turn to your go-to pain medicine, such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Some people’s mouths may be irritated for a few weeks as they acclimate to their new position and the smooth surface of the braces. Wax may be applied on the wires and brackets of the braces to make them more comfortable. We’re here to help!
Place wax on the component of your appliance that is irritating you.
The band or bracket should be kept in place and wax applied if required for comfort if it’s still attached to the wire. If the bracket or band is easily removed, put it in an envelope and bring it with you to your next appointment.
Try to place your wire back where it belongs with some tweezers at hand. a certain spot. If you are unable to locate a suitable spot for the wire, a small fingernail clipper may be used as a last resort to cut it beyond the last tooth to which it is securely attached. If the wire’s end is still poking, apply wax to it.
Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it so that it is no longer poking.Back to Top