Orthodontic Emergencies – Problems and Solutions

Problems may occur during orthodontic treatment. We’re always here to help but occasionally, you may be able to solve them, temporarily, by until your regular scheduled appointment.

If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call us as soon as possible. Remember absolutely No chewing gum, sticky food or hard foods. Avoid chewing on pens, pencils, and fingernails.

greystone-orthodontics-officeNo-No List

Not all foods that can cause damage are on the list so you must be good judgment for hard or sticky foods. Any of these things may loosen braces or bend wires, but you may not discover the problem until hours or days later. Loose bands, broken wires, and detached brackets cause a longer treatment time.   Please call our office for any problems or breakages