Responding To Your Orthodontic Emergency

Student in glasses smiling holding notebooksWhenever you receive treatment for problems with the spacing of your teeth, the process may take months or even years to fully correct your smile. This means that you can have problems when wearing your appliance for such a long time. Any disruption to your treatment can cause a setback for your progress when not addressed promptly, so seek emergency care whenever your braces or aligners fail to work as intended. Reporting any damage to your device allows us to make the appropriate repair or issue you a new replacement to get you back on track with your corrective goals.

At your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist’s office, we provide timely treatment for any emergencies with your orthodontic appliance. Preventing any reversal of your progress and relieving your discomfort is our goal when providing emergency care. If your problem occurs outside of standard business hours, leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible to resolve your problem.

Common Disruptions To Your Orthodontic Care

Any event that disrupts your orthodontic progress or causes inordinary discomfort with your appliance is a reason to seek emergency treatment. Because disruptions can revert your smile to its original state, it is important that we fix your emergency and place you back on your treatment schedule as soon as possible. A loose wire in your braces, headgear that stops fitting correctly, missing brackets or bands, and damage to your aligner are all examples of problems we see at our office. While you may feel slight pain directly after receiving a new appliance or adjusting the tension of your archwire, any other pains that do not resolve should be reported right away.

Receiving Treatment For Your Orthodontic Emergency

When you first experience your orthodontic emergency, contact our office as soon as you are able. We will give you detailed instructions on treating your condition until you arrive at our office for care. If your appliance is damaged, take steps to protect your oral tissues until we are able to provide its repair. Whenever a wire is loose within your braces, coat its tips with dental wax to prevent cutting your cheek. Push the wire away from your mouth tissue with the end of a pencil as well. Dental wax can also temporarily hold brackets that become loose in your braces. Whenever you fully lose a bracket or band, collect them to take with you to your appointment.

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

Do not hesitate to report your orthodontic emergency so we can help you stay on top of 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.