Successful orthodontic treatment for the spacing of your teeth can take multiple months and sometimes years. This means that any interruption in your treatment schedule can greatly increase the time to completion if progress is reversed. While maintaining patience is important throughout this process, report any emergencies with your orthodontic appliance at once. Common emergencies include consistent pain, loose wires, or physical damage to your alignment device. By addressing these problems, your Fort Worth, TX orthodontist can help you relieve discomfort and prevent them from impacting your progress. When your emergency is handled promptly, you will remain confident gaining your newly straightened smile!
Solving Your Issues With Your Orthodontic Appliance
When you first meet with the orthodontist to receive treatment, we review your multiple appliance options for proper care. This important aspect of the treatment process addresses different degrees of misalignment. When a patient’s malocclusion requires a bracket-and-wire solution, we offer the placement of tooth-colored brackets to minimize the appearance of your braces. The brackets work in concert with a wire that we adjust to bring your teeth into position.
From time to time, if your wire becomes loose, you can use a pencil eraser to push it away from your gums and cheeks. You can then coat it with wax to soften the tip until you meet with us to provide adjustment. Wax is also useful for holding in place any brackets that become loose. If your bracket or a band falls completely off, gather them to bring with you to an appointment. When your appliance causes pain, consider taking an over-the-counter pain pill for relief
Emergency Orthodontic Care Protects Your Smile
Our practice knows how frustrating an orthodontic emergency can be for our patients. Unfortunately, a single problem can undo weeks of progress if not handled smoothly. If your appliance becomes damaged, contact our office and we will evaluate if it needs replacement or a simple repair. We can reissue a new set of clear aligners or determine if it is time to use the next set in your treatment system. We can replace missing brackets and bands or adjust wires that become loose and cause pain. Vocalizing your discomfort allows us to provide relief more quickly, so please let us know! We want to ensure your orthodontic treatment is as comfortable as possible as you straighten your smile.
Contact Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About Receiving Emergency Care
When an orthodontic emergency strikes, timely correction can help you stay on your treatment schedule! If you have any issues with your orthodontic appliance or questions about your treatment, please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.