Orthodontic emergencies

The following is intended to provide general information regarding some of the more common orthodontic emergencies. They are designed to get you comfortable until your next appointment. If you unable to get yourself comfortable, please seek follow-up care with Dr Semaan, your dentist, or physician for more specific instructions.

Emergencies for patients in braces tend to be relatively infrequent and fortunately are not usually debilitating. Nevertheless, the discomfort from a problem with the braces can be upsetting and can usually be fixed quite easily.

Listed below are some of the more common problems and some possible solutions to deal with the situation on a temporary basis until you can come in for an appointment.

 

Orthodontic pain or discomfort
Mouth sores
Injuries
Poking wire
Swollen gums
Bleeding
Broken braces
Loose appliance
Lost/broken retainers
Loose expander appliance
Swallowing braces and appliances
Lost Spacers or separators
Lost aligners
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