Treatment During An Orthodontic Emergency

Smiling teen girl with bracesBecause correcting problems with the spacing of your teeth can take many months or even years, any deviations from your treatment plan can significantly impede your progress. Attempting to rush through orthodontic treatment can cause your smile to return to its original state and thus patience ultimately helps you realize a straighter smile. While you wait for your orthodontic appliance to pull your teeth into position, make sure to report any emergency right away When your dental device becomes physically damaged or causes you sustaining pain, this can be a serious problem.

At your Fort Worth, TX orthodontist, we help prevent orthodontic emergencies from reversing your progress and can relieve your discomfort. By reaching out to us as soon as you detect your issue, we help you get back on track with your treatment schedule! Feel free to contact us both during or outside of normal business hours so we can respond as soon as we are able!

Problems With Your Orthodontic Device

What are common orthodontic emergencies that need immediate treatment? We should see you as quickly as possible when you experience pain or notice damage with your orthodontic appliance. Left alone, damage to your device can halt or even reverse weeks or months of progress with your treatment plan. Loose wires, headgear that does not fit, missing brackets and bands, damaged aligners and consistent pain are common examples that we help treat at our office. Although temporary discomfort is ordinary when adjusting wires or first applying a new set of aligner trays, make sure to alert your orthodontist when the pain does not resolve after a few days.

Responding To Your Orthodontic Emergency

As soon as you get in contact with our office, we will give instructions on resolving your pain until we can address the problem ourselves. When your appliance is physically damaged, there are measures you can take while you await a replacement device or repair service. If a wire becomes loose from your braces, you can use a pencil eraser to push it away from your gums and cheeks. Simply coat the tip of the wire in wax to help soften its tip. Wax can also help temporarily secure brackets that become loose. If you lose a bracket or band, gather them to bring to your appointment. Consider taking an over-the-counter pain pill to help relieve discomfort until you are able to see us.

Speak With Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist To Receive Emergency Care

By treating your orthodontic emergency promptly, you can help stay on schedule reaching your corrective goals! If you have any problems with your orthodontic appliance or questions about your ongoing 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.