Wood Orthodontics is here for you whenever you may have braces or orthodontic emergencies even if you are just passing through Weatherford, Texas. We understand the need to relieve pain quickly and will do our best to help get you scheduled as soon as we are aware of your emergency.
If you are in severe pain or if you have broken an appliance we consider it an orthodontic emergency and we would like you to call us right away.
Some emergencies are more significant than others and they will need to be treated by Dr. Wood, although some emergencies can be temporarily solved at home.
Tooth Discomfort and Soreness
Once you first get your braces, it is common for your teeth to feel a little uncomfortable and even a little sore, because you aren’t used to them. This pain can be a little hard to handle the first time so it is common and recommended to take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help alleviate the pain. This soreness can also appear after getting your braces tightened or wires replaced.
Loss of a Bracket
Depending on the circumstance a bracket might need to be replaced and it might not need to be replaced right away. It is important to call our office in the event of a lost bracket and see if it needs to be re-fitted.
If your wire has become loose, you can sterilize tweezers and try to put it back in place. If that doesn’t work and the wire is poking you, try putting some wax on it to help it not poke you. If the wire is bugging you and you can’t fix it at home, please give us a call so we can help you!
Wood Orthodontics never wants you to have to be in pain and we are here to help you with any orthodontic problem that you may come across when having braces. If you are in the Weatherford, Texas area and happen to have an orthodontic emergency, please don’t hesitate to come in and see us. We don’t want you to be in pain any longer than you have to!
If you are wondering if you can take care of orthodontic emergencies at home, but aren’t sure exactly what to do, please give us a call. We are happy to give you multiple options to help and walk you through the processes.