There are very few true orthodontic emergencies. Most of the problems patients encounter can be remedied from home. However, if you have a problem that you cannot seem to resolve on your own, call us as soon as possible and we will try to fit you in for an emergency appointment.
In the meantime, the information below can assist you in resolving problems you may encounter during your orthodontic treatment.
If the wire on your braces is causing irritation, you can try moving the wire from the irritated area with a cotton swab. If the wire will not move, you can try covering the sharp end of it with a small piece of cotton wool or a small amount of wax. This will temporarily relieve the irritation. If the wire is still painful, you can cut it with nail clippers that have been washed and sterilised in alcohol. A warm salty mouthwash can also assist. Please call our team to schedule a repair appointment.