When emergencies happen we are available to you! As a general rule, you should call our office if you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem you cannot take care of yourself. You may be surprised to learn how many troubles you yourself can calm until you are able to get to our office.
Braces can cause some discomfort, particularly when you first get them. Your mouth, teeth and even your lips, cheeks and tongue may feel a little bit tender and sore as your body gets used to the braces. This is nothing to worry about, it is perfectly normal and the effects will not be long lasting (typically 3-5 days). If you are experiencing any difficulties adjusting to your new braces then let us know.
In order to attain your new smile your teeth will need to be moved into a new straighter and more aesthetically pleasing position. As such, during your orthodontic treatment, your teeth can sometimes feel a little bit loose. This is nothing to worry about and is all part and parcel of the treatment. Once your teeth have been repositioned and realigned, they will no longer feel loose.
While you have your braces on you will have regular maintenance appointments, however, every now and then, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose or even fall off. If this happens simply call us and make an appointment to come in so we can check and repair your braces for you as quickly as possible. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.
Damaged appliances can lengthen the time of your treatment, so make sure you follow these few simple rules and do anything you are instructed to do by your dentists with regards to your braces. Taking good care of your braces will mean that your treatment will be as quick and smooth running as possible.
If you have any questions or queries about your braces contact our 307 Orthodontics team !