Tips For Solving Simple Braces Emergencies
WELL, USING THE WORD “EMERGENCIES” MAY NOT BE EXACTLY RIGHT… However, when something hurts, or even if some little thing is just bugging you, we want to help. Here at Orthodontics Limited, during your orthodontic treatment period, Dr. Gemmi, Dr. Middleberg, and our entire team want to be sure you are as comfortable as possible.
With that in mind, here is some information about some things you can do if you are having minor problems. Of course, we ALWAYS want you to contact us WHENEVER you need to. You already know there are LOTS of ways to communicate with us—including here on our blog (using the comments function or contact form), on our website, on Twitter or Facebook, and the good ol’ fashioned way… by calling (215) 676-7846 in Philadelphia or (215) 675-0542 in Hatboro!
However, if you feel like your problem is really small, or perhaps you’re out of town on vacation, or it’s something you want to try to quickly remedy yourself, the video below can help. It was produced by the cool folks at Braces Questions.
You already know some of the basic, simple suggestions we’ve told you before. Remember, don’t “play with” your braces, don’t eat sticky or hard foods, etc. Here is a short list of things that can become issues during your orthodontic treatment period:
- a loose band
- poking archwire
- tooth soreness
- a sore inside your mouth
- an out-of-slot wire
- lost elastic
So, watch this short video now, before you have any issues. It’s good, basic information for every one of our patients.
Be sure to contact us if you have any questions—or if you aren’t sure if something is truly an emergency. We are always happy to visit with you and help.