When you have an injury that damages your orthodontics, or if they cause discomfort or don’t fit well, these are examples of emergency situations. You need to see us right away so we can offer repair or correction. Otherwise, you risk slowing your treatment progress, or losing what progress you’ve gained. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about treating orthodontic emergencies.
If you have a loose or lost bracket or wire, or if your orthodontics are causing discomfort, then always let us know. Your treatment shouldn’t be a source of pain, and damage or injuries to your braces could interrupt your treatment progress. In the meantime, you can help ease discomfort until we can see you. If there is a wire causing discomfort, use the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire down and away from the sensitive tissues. You can then coat it in wax as well. If there is a loose bracket, you can help hold it in place with wax as well. Any pieces that come off completely should be placed in a sealed container and brought into the office with you! Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever is recommended as well.
If your current set of aligners becomes cracked or broken, let us know. If you’re nearing the end of your two-week mark of wearing it, then we may suggest moving forward with the next set in your series. If you’ve just started your two-week period, we could help replace the current one and allow you to continue your treatment.
Headgear may initially feel a little uncomfortable, but prolonged discomfort is a sign that something isn’t right. Let us know so we can make sure the device is being worn properly or if necessary, make any changes to it to ensure a better fit.
Talk to Us Right Away
When you give us a call, even outside of normal business hours, we will schedule a visit soon. We will provide tips in the meantime to help ease discomfort, and when we see you, we’ll offer repair. Remember, damage could not only cause discomfort, but also halt your progress. If you visit our team today soon, you can also use your remaining 2021 dental insurance benefits before they expire, or put your health savings funds to good use. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to see if orthodontic care is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT EMERGENCY TREATMENT?
See us soon to prevent minor damage from leading to interruptions in your treatment progress. To learn more about the process of addressing orthodontic emergency situations, 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.