Generally speaking orthodontic emergencies are rare and may require an additional visit to the office. Here are some issues you may experience with your braces or Invisalign treatment:
- Soreness In Teeth – Soreness after orthodontic treatment is a common side effect for many patients. Taking acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers is an option for you if you are experiencing discomfort. A warm glass of salt water, a warm wash cloth, or even a heating pad may also reduce your discomfort after your visits.
- Metal Wire Irritation – If you are experiencing irritation from a metal wire from your braces, trying repositioning the wire with a Q-tip or the eraser of a pencil. If you are still experiencing discomfort, it is best to contact the office and schedule an appointment.
- Loose Bracket – If a bracket becomes loose, the best course of action is to call our office and describe the problem. If you are having immediate discomfort, try positioning the wire or bracket so that it doesn’t come in contact with the inside of your mouth or use wax provided in your brushing kit.
- Lost Separator – If you lose a separator during the course of your orthodontic treatment, Please call our office and we will guide you on the best course of action.
To contact Legendary Smiles’ office to ask a question or for an emergency, please call (775) 332-1750. We will be happy to answer your questions about your braces of Invisalign or assist you in scheduling an appointment at our Reno, Sparks, or Carson City, Nevada office.