Thankfully, there are very few orthodontic emergencies. These include any major trauma or injury to the teeth/mouth/face, and any infection, swelling, or bleeding of the gums/mouth/face. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us immediately.
If you have a broken appliance that is poking your cheeks or gums and/or are experiencing intense pain, we will do our best to fit you into the schedule for an appointment as soon as possible. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call immediately to notify us that you need an appliance repaired.
Surprisingly, most orthodontic problems can be remedied at home. While you await your appointment, these guidelines will help you resolve minor problems. Please know that even if you alleviate the pain caused by your broken appliance, you still need a repair appointment.