Braces and aligners offer a means of correcting misalignment, moving teeth into more esthetically-pleasing positions. However, should an injury damage these orthodontics, you should visit our Fort Worth, TX, office right away. Even minor issues could lead to problems with your treatment, and cause major discomfort. Let’s talk about addressing common dental emergencies!
The Dangers of Damaged Orthodontics
If a wire comes loose, this could damage your gums or oral tissues, causing discomfort. Should a band or bracket come loose, this could impact your treatment, preventing you from obtaining the results in the original timeframe stated by your orthodontist. If you have headgear that doesn’t fit properly, you may not obtain the same level of results, as our orthodontics are not being implemented correctly. If you’re wearing a clear aligner or retainer that becomes cracked or broken, then again, repair is crucial for ensuring you continue to enjoy smile correction. Otherwise, you may not see the results you deserve and your surrounding gums and oral tissue could sustain injuries.
Addressing the Issue Immediately
First, give our office a call to schedule an appointment. We can see you right away to address orthodontic emergencies. In the meantime, if a wire has come loose coat it in wax to prevent further injury, or use the eraser end of a pencil to reposition the wire or push it down. If a band or bracket comes loose completely, then wrap them in tissue or put them in a small container and bring them to the office with you. Same with any damaged aligners or retainers, bring them to the office so we can assess the damage and see if repair is possible or if you will need a whole new appliance. The sooner you see us, the sooner we can address your troubles and you can return to your daily routine!
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Remember, the goal of orthodontic treatment isn’t just to boost the beauty of your smile, although that is a wonderful benefit. The goal is to help you enjoy improved oral health, as misalignment has been linked to poor bite balance, TMJ disorder, bruxism, headaches, jaw pain, and even an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as brushing and flossing uneven teeth may prove difficult. If you have any questions about tackling an orthodontic emergency, or if you’re ready to see us for treatment, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Aligners?
If you have loose bands or brackets, be sure to let our team know right away. To schedule your consultation and discuss addressing orthodontic emergencies, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.