Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances.
what to do in case of an emergency
Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.
It is not an emergency if you have a loose bracket (usually it will stay on the wire) if the bracket comes off save it for us to recement on your next appointment. If you feel any discomfort with a loose appliance give our office a call so we can accommodate you as soon as possible.
Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or the back side of a spoon. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.