Reviews           West Houston: 281-752-4222 Bellaire: 713-667-6000

Comfort Care

Emergency Care

 

Do orthodontic emergencies happen? Yes, but they are incredibly rare. If you are experiencing extreme pain, a part of your appliance is damaged, or wires are poking your gums or cheeks, you will want it to be fixed as soon as possible. All you need to do is contact out office or our emergency line and we will help walk you through a temporary fix and book your appointment as soon as possible.

 

Please keep in mind that some soreness after having your appliance adjusted is normal. If this is the pain you are experiencing, take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help.

Below are some basic ways you can troubleshoot problems with your treatment.

General Soreness

When your braces are first placed, you will feel some soreness for up to one week. Then, when your braces are adjusted, you might experience some discomfort for a day or so afterwards. You can relieve this pain by using warm saltwater rinses. Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. You can also use an over the counter pain medication to help relieve the soreness.

Loose Appliance

Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

Loose Bracket

Use the eraser end of a new pencil and push the poking wire back into place. You can also use dental wax to cover it. Once you have done this, call the office so we can determine if you need to be seen.

Loose Bracket

If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.

Poking Wire

Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

Translate »