Emergencies are pretty rare, but we’ve put together a few pointers you can use to help yourself in a sticky situation. If all else fails or if you are in a lot of pain, give us a call. We will schedule you in for an appointment as soon as we can – probably the next morning.
For immediate relief, place wax or sugar-free gum right on the spot. If the back of a wire is poking into your cheek, get help cutting it with sterile nail clippers. Give us a ring and we will try to get you in for an appointment the next morning.
Brush the area with warm salt water AM and PM to help it heal. Then rinse. Repeat 4-6 times per glass of salt water. SOLUTION: 1 level teaspoon salt : 6 ounces of water. TIP: Sea salt works best! You can also use wax or sugar-free gum if you have irritation on your cheek or lip. Schedule an appointment if the sore hasn’t resolved within a week.
Remove the bracket if you can, or place wax or sugar-free gum on the area. Give us a call and we will try to book you for an appointment the next morning.
This should not cause any pain. Use wax or sugar-free gum if soreness occurs. Call and we will get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
Call our after-hours line and the doctor on call will help direct you to get the appropriate medical attention. In a case of a severe accident, please call your medical doctor to get appropriate medical attention.
Utilize the most recent aligner that fits, note the number of the aligner you use and call the office to schedule an appointment for the next morning.
Utilize the next set of aligners and call the office to make an appointment for the next morning.
Continue to wear the current aligner and discard the attachment that fell off. Call the office to set up an appointment to fix the attachment.