What You Can Do
We see patients with orthodontic emergencies as quickly as possible. If you’re experiencing discomfort or have an issue with your appliance, call our Fort Worth office for instructions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cabal. For your convenience, we’ve included information below regarding how you can address routine orthodontic issues.
What can I do if:
My wire is loose
If the wire is poking out, use a pencil eraser to push the wire down, or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort. You may also use tweezers to bend your wire back into place.
My bracket or band is loose
If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.
I have a loose appliance
Place wax on the part of your appliance that may be causing you discomfort.
My headgear doesn’t fit
Sometimes headgear discomfort occurs because of improper use. Pay close attention to Dr. Cabal’s instructions and refer back to them during initial usage. Headgear usually becomes more comfortable when it’s worn more, so make sure you’re getting in all the hours Dr. Cabal prescribed.
My mouth is sore
After getting braces, your mouth may be sore and you may notice tenderness when you bite down. This is a normal occurrence, but don’t worry—you’ll adjust to your new braces soon! In the meantime, you may rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take acetaminophen to ease the pain. During this adjustment period, your lips, cheeks, and tongue may also become irritated by your new braces. Using wax can help to relieve this discomfort. We’ll show you how!
Call Us Immediately if You Have an Orthodontic Emergency
In a dental or orthodontic emergency, time is everything; don’t hesitate to call our office immediately for an emergency visit. To schedule your appointment or free consultation by calling our office today at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.