While orthodontic emergencies rarely occur, the staff at Senestraro Family Orthodontics will be here to assist you should something develop that requires immediate care. We encourage patients to call our Wilsonville or Sherwood orthodontist office whenever you experience severe discomfort or a painful issue with your appliance you can’t correct yourself. We will work to quickly schedule you an appointment that best fits your busy schedule.
Fortunately, patients can temporarily fix many common orthodontic problems themselves until their next appointment. If a piece of your appliance becomes loose and you can successfully remove it, place the detached piece in a clean plastic bag or envelope and bring it along to your next appointment. You can place soft wax over sharp or pointy edges that irritate your gums, cheek or tongue to help reduce any discomfort. A pair of disinfected needle-nosed pliers can slide a wire back into position where you can reattach it to the tube located on your back tooth.
Even after alleviating any discomfort you may be experiencing, patients still need to schedule an immediate appointment to have the issue addressed permanently. Neglecting to have your orthodontic appliance repaired for an extended period of time could delay or disrupt your treatment plan.