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What to Do In An Orthodontic Emergency

Contact us as soon as possible!

The short answer is: If it hurts, call us! Actual orthodontic emergencies are rare, but it can happen. And if it does, we want you to be prepared! There are some steps you can take at home to temporarily relieve your discomfort and prevent additional damage. But if you experience any of the following, please contact us right away, so we can take care of you:

  • You’re in pain
  • Your appliance or brackets are broken
  • A wire is jabbing painfully into your cheek

Answers to Common Questions

These are the most common emergency-related questions that we hear from parents!

Is this an emergency?

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but if you’re uncomfortable or in pain, you should call us right away! We’re here to help however we can.

What Do I Do In An Emergency?

Stay calm! Just give us a call as soon as you realize something is wrong. The sooner we can correct the issue, the sooner your treatment can get back on track!

Is This An Emergency?

If your braces are damaged, they can be malfunctioning in a way that keeps them from doing their job properly. This can include a loose bracket, broken wire or torn rubber band.