If you have an urgent need related to orthodontics, we’re here to help. Turn to us at Freedman & Haas Orthodontics as your experts. Whether a phone call to our office for essential guidance or a trip to see our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach FL, your situation will be addressed quickly and effectively.
Some of the most common difficulties you are likely to encounter include lost, broken, or protruding wires or ligature. It not dealt with in a timely manner, you run the risk of a tongue injury. Do not, however, cut the wire. You could accidentally swallow it, turning an orthodontic emergency into one that can affect a lot more than your teeth. Instead, in advance of your visit to our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach, use the eraser end of a pencil or orthodontic wax to push the wire back into position. If you do get scratched or cut, rinses with warm salt water and use antiseptic rinse to clean the area. Over-the-counter pain relievers are ideal if there is any residual discomfort. Sooner, rather than later, you will need to have the wire repaired by us. Another concern is a bracket that gets knocked off. It can cut your gums, cheek, or tongue. Again, use some orthodontic wax over the bracket to protect yourself until you get to our emergency orthodontist in West Palm Beach FL. And for mouth irritation, which can occur, especially when you first have your braces put in, warm salt water rinses and/or over-the-counter pain relievers are the best strategy. Typically, any discomfort will not last for very long.
We want you to have a positive and safe experience when you wear braces. In order to ensure that, we make ourselves available to handle your urgent needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.