Orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, but we are available to help you when they do happen. You should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem and need additional assistance.
You may be able to solve many problems yourself temporarily until you can get to our office. If there is a loose piece that you can remove, put it in a plastic bag and bring it to your next appointment. If your braces are poking you, put soft wax on the piece that is sticking out.
After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem.