There are very few true orthodontic emergencies, but we are always available to help you. If you have a broken appliance or are experiencing intense pain, please call us as soon as possible. We will do our best to fit you into the schedule for an appointment. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call immediately to notify us that you need an appliance repaired.

Surprisingly, most orthodontic problems can be remedied at home. While you await your appointment, these guidelines will help you resolve minor problems. Please know that even if you alleviate the pain caused by your broken appliance, you still need a repair appointment.

Lost Separator

If you lose a separator, please call the office so that we can determine if we need to see you to have it replaced.

Loose or Irritating Wires

If a wire is loose or causing irritation, try covering it with a small piece of wax. You may want to gargle lukewarm saltwater, which is a mixture of one teaspoon of salt dissolved in eight ounces of water. This will help to alleviate the irritation. If the irritation continues, please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Loose Bracket

Please call the office to schedule an appointment so that we can replace the loose bracket.