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In Case of An Emergency


Please be aware that any of the following are expected during your time of treatment and we have listed some advice on how to become more comfortable during non-office hours.

Please be advised that emergency appointments are primarily scheduled for the following morning due to appointment length and availability.

If something is poking
You can use wax or sugar-free gum to place on the spot that is poking for immediate relief.
If the back of the wire is poking into your cheek, you can cut it with sterile nail clippers.

After cutting the wire or placing wax/sugar-free gum on the poking area, call during work hours (8am-6pm) and we would be glad to schedule an emergency visit for the following morning.

If you have a sore in your mouth
You can use wax or sugar-free gum on the area that irritates your cheek or lip.
Rinse with warm sea salt water (1 tsp sea salt per 6 oz of water) in the morning and at night to heal the sore area.

If the sore does not resolve in 7 days, please call during office hours (8am-6pm) and we would be glad to schedule an emergency visit for the following morning.

If something is loose
If you can remove the bracket, feel free to do so; if not, you can place wax or sugar-free gum on the area.

Please give our office a call during office hours (8am-6pm) and we will try to get you an emergency appointment for the following morning.

If the chain broke
This is not an emergency. You can call during office hours (8am-6pm) and we will get you in as soon as we have availability.

A broken chain should not cause any form of pain but you can use wax or sugar-free gum in any sore areas.

If the bracket is moving on the wire
If you can remove the bracket, feel free to do so; if not, you can place wax or sugar free gum on the area.

Please give our office a call during office hours (8am-6pm) and we will try to get you an emergency appointment for the following morning.

In case something fell off

This is not an emergency. You can call the office during office hours (8am-6pm) and we will get you an emergency appointment for the following morning.
This should not cause any form of pain but you can use wax or sugar-free gum in any sore areas.

In case of an accident
Call our after hours line and the doctor on call will be able to direct you to the right medical attention.

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