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ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCIES

At the start of your orthodontic care, our office will review how to handle broken or loose braces, as well as irritations due to your appliances.

 

While some situations can be adequately managed until your next scheduled visit, others will require immediate professional attention.


 

Keep in mind that loose and damaged orthodontic appliances are often the result of eating the wrong foods or harmful oral habits

Common orthodontic emergencies may include:

  • Poking or protruding wires

  • A loose molar band

  • A loose or broken orthodontic bracket

  • Dislodged elastic ligature band

  • Broken or bent removable appliances

 

If you start to experience severe pain, develop significant swelling, or have sustained an injury to the teeth, the mouth, or jaws, it is essential to get prompt medical and dental attention.