What do you do in the case of an emergency?
If you break or lose any of your orthodontic appliances, contact the staff at iClear Orthodontics right away to have a repair made or replacement ordered. Be sure to call first to make an appointment. Doing so will ensure that we have enough time scheduled for you and that all necessary materials are on hand.
Loose Brackets or Bands
If a bracket or wire comes loose or breaks, give us a call, and we will help you determine your next steps depending upon the situation and the timing.
Braces wires can sometimes irritate your gums. Wax is the best remedy. If the wire is extremely painful, even with wax, contact our office to make an appointment and have it checked.
Lost Separators or Spacers
Because separators create a gap between your teeth, they sometimes fall out during the course of your treatment. Most of the time, when separators come out, they are just doing their job. However, if this happens to you, call our office so we can determine whether the separator needs to be replaced.
Discomfort Associated with Orthodontic Treatment
It is common to experience slight soreness or discomfort when your braces are first put on and for a couple of days after each adjustment. Over-the-counter aspirin and non-aspirin pain relievers can help alleviate your symptoms. The soreness typically goes away within a few days.
If one of your teeth is knocked out due to trauma, treatment within 30 minutes can help save the tooth. Here are some basic guidelines:
- Hold the tooth by the crown (top) and not the delicate root.
- Do not clean or handle the tooth any more than necessary.
- Put the tooth back into its socket. You can hold it in place with your fingers using a clean piece of paper towel or cloth, or by gently biting down.
- Keep the tooth moist at all times. If, for some reason, you cannot reinsert the tooth, put it in a cup of water or milk. You can also keep in in your mouth next to your cheek.
Contact our office immediately for further assistance.