Common orthodontic emergencies may include:
- Poking or protruding wires
- A loose molar band
- A loose or broken orthodontic bracket
- Dislodged elastic ligature band
- Broken or bent removable appliances
Although all of the above situations can be uncomfortable and upsetting, other problems can develop that fall into the category of serious health emergencies. If you start to experience severe pain, develop significant swelling, or have sustained an injury to the teeth, the mouth, or jaws, it is essential to get prompt medical and dental attention. Once the extent of your injury or infection has been determined, it can be treated accordingly. As your orthodontist, we will work with your medical and dental team to adjust, remove, or replace your appliances as needed.