Taylor residents can count on SBK orthodontics to help them solve those pesky orthodontic emergencies. Our patients know our team of specialists and dental hygienists can solve these problems and ensure their treatment goes on without any unwanted delays. Give our orthodontic office in Taylor a call for more help.
WHICH ARE SOME COMMON ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCIES?
Patients undergoing orthodontic care will require help if their orthodontic appliances suffer any damage. While there are some easy fixes, you should get in touch with a team of specialists to ensure you get a permanent solution that will prevent any delays. After all, we want you to achieve your desired goals with efficiency and as comfortably as possible.
Loose brackets have got to be one of the most common orthodontic emergencies out there because it happens when patients really want to eat something their orthodontist said they shouldn’t. You wanted to have some popcorn at the movies? Gave some hard taco shells a try? Chances are, you’re now experiencing an orthodontic emergency because a piece of food peeled away a bracket. The strong bonding agents are no match for these food particles that function as a lever, which is why we advise against certain foods during your treatment with braces. Give us a call, and we’ll have the bracket reattached to your tooth.
This is a bothersome situation because it may happen without warning and is completely unrelated to the patient’s actions. Sometimes, archwires may become loose and break away from their intended position. As a rigid piece of stainless steel, it may start poking at the inside of your cheeks, causing much discomfort. Give us a call to know more about the temporary and permanent solutions available to you.
Lost Clear Aligner Trays
Many patients prefer removable appliances over traditional metal braces, but while this decision can lead to many advantages, it also presents the patient with a completely unique set of challenges. One of the most common problems faced by patients with Invisalign® clear aligner trays is losing said aligners. Because the trays are removable, you can easily pop them off and set them to a side so you can enjoy your meals. However, many will wrap the aligners in a napkin and accidentally throw them away. Give us a call to get a replacement set or more instructions about what you can do.
Pain and Discomfort
The principles behind orthodontics and how we can realign your teeth may result in some discomfort. As soon as you get your braces installed or switch to a new set of aligners, you’ll feel some type of discomfort because of the force used to push your teeth around. This sensation should go away after a few days, but if you start to feel more and more pain or even swelling, you should contact emergency services and your orthodontist to receive help as soon as possible and rule out any dangerous complications.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCIES?
Certainly, you should always get in touch with our specialists for a more permanent solution; however, there’s still much you can do at home to lessen the discomfort and a couple of DIY solutions to orthodontic emergencies. Check out the link below to learn more in our blog post.
GET HELP FROM YOUR TAYLOR ORTHODONTIST
We’re glad to help our patients deal with orthodontic emergencies. Please give us a call at (313) 458-4157 and come to our orthodontic office in Taylor for more help from the professionals. See you around!