Be Prepared for Orthodontic Mishaps

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Though orthodontic emergencies are not common, they do sometimes happen. If you experience an orthodontic emergency in Johns Creek, Georgia, please call Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-609-3270 as soon as possible. Dr. Brett Gluck and our team offer orthodontic emergency care to help repair damage to orthodontic appliances and to help you continue working towards your perfect smile. If you are unable to meet with our orthodontist immediately, we can provide you with instructions on how to care for your appliances or injury until you can come into our office. Read on to learn what to do in the case of a common orthodontic emergency: broken brackets.

– Check the damage. See if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in place and cover it with orthodontic wax. The wax will keep it from sliding and make it more comfortable for your cheeks and gums. Your cheeks and gums will also be protected. If the bracket is not attached to the wire, remove it and bring it into our office with you.

– Damage control. If the broken bracket caused the wire to protrude out of place, clip the wire with fingernail clippers. When clipping the wire, make sure to clip it as close to the bracket as you can. This will avoid injury to the cheeks, lips, and tongue.

– Make an appointment with our orthodontist. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner you’ll get back on track with your orthodontic treatment. When you make an appointment, make sure you explain the situation so our team can best meet your needs.

If you experience this or any other type of orthodontic emergencies, we urge you to call our friendly orthodontist and team as soon as possible. We are here to provide the care you need!