ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCIES

Call the office at (305) 264-3355 for emergency appointments. If after hours or weekends call the office and it will direct you to an emergency contact number. 

LOOSE BAND OR BRACKET:

Keep band or bracket clean (be sure to save any part which comes completely loose)

LOOSE WIRE:

Try to replace the wire in the bracket or tube with tweezers. If this is not possible, clip the wire with fingernail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened.

Sticker:

Attempt to push sticker down with the end of a spoon. If this is not possible, cover with wax.

 

LOST TIE WIRE OR ELASTIC TIE :

This is not a real emergency, but should be replaced whenever it is convenient to return to the office.

SORENESS:

Soreness during Orthodontic treatment is to be expected. Warm salt water held in the mouth can reduce soreness. The bite wafer is also helpful.

EXPANDER:

If the expander rubs or cuts the tongue or seems extremely uncomfortable please call for an appointment.

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