Orthodontic emergencies, although rare, can be both unsettling and disruptive to your treatment progress. At Gardner Orthodontics, we understand the concerns and discomfort that may arise during such situations, and we are committed to providing prompt, empathetic care to help you navigate these unexpected events with confidence.
Common Orthodontic Emergencies and How To Handle Them
Our orthodontist may recommend orthodontic emergency care in Orange Park, Florida, if you have:
- Loose or broken brackets: If a bracket becomes detached from your tooth, try to keep it in place and avoid further irritation by covering it with orthodontic wax. Contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment for repair.
- Poking or broken wires: If a wire is causing discomfort or has broken, use the eraser end of a pencil to gently push it back into place or cover it with orthodontic wax. If the issue persists, reach out to our office for further guidance.
- Pain or discomfort: Some soreness is normal after getting braces or adjustments, but if the pain is unbearable or lasts more than a few days, please reach out to us for advice and potential intervention.
- Loose appliances: If an appliance, such as a palatal expander or space maintainer, becomes loose or dislodged, avoid attempting to fix it yourself. Instead, arrange a visit with Dr. Thomas Gardner.
Relief and Support
At Gardner Orthodontics, we prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients. If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, do not hesitate to contact us at 904-802-0767 for an appointment. Our skilled orthodontist will address your concerns, offering solutions and reassurance to help you resume your treatment journey with ease and confidence.