Emergency Care For Broken Orthodontics

orthodontic emergency careOccasionally, accidents happen and people may find themselves with damaged braces or aligners, or possibly discomfort with headgear or other appliances. When damage occurs, this could mean issues for your treatment, as well as other complications. Fortunately, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers treatment to repair these issues and allow you to continue your treatment.

The Dangers of Ignoring Damage

When you have braces that break or come loose, or damaged aligners or appliances, this slows or brings a halt to your treatment progress. Total treatment time could actually take longer, and if you wear appliances to address issues like TMJ disorder, uncomfortable symptoms could begin to develop once more. For others, loose wires or brackets could mean discomfort in your gums or cheeks. When you have issues with loose or poor-fitting orthodontics, then please contact our team to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Responding to Your Issue

If you have a wire that is causing discomfort, then push it down with the eraser end of a pencil, and coat it with wax. Next, contact our team so we can address the issue and prevent further discomfort. If a band or bracket is loose but still attached to the arch wire, then use wax to hold it in place until we can see you. If a band or bracket is completely loose, place it in a small container or wrap it in tissue and bring to the office with you. If damaged appliances or headgear causes discomfort, then take an over-the-counter pain reliever and see us for treatment. We can make sure you’re wearing them properly, and make any necessary adjustments.

Seeing Our Team for Treatment

Remember, correcting your misalignment not only improves the overall beauty of your smile, but also addresses your oral health, preventing issues like tooth decay and gum disease, or TMJ disorder and bruxism arising due to uneven teeth. Our team offers a number of treatment options, and what we select will be chosen based on the cause and extent of your misalignment. For our teen and adult patients, we even have cosmetic orthodontics like tooth-colored brackets and Invisalign® aligners to limit the appearance of your braces or aligners. If you have any question about addressing your poor alignment, or if you find yourself facing an orthodontic emergency, then contact our team today.


When you experience damaged braces or aligners, then let us know so we can address the issue and prevent complications for your treatment. To learn more about correcting misalignment for children, teens, and adults, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.