Emergency Orthodontic Info From Your Morris County, NJ Orthodontist
At Arvay Orthodontics, we are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages in Morris County & Flanders, NJ. Top Morristown Orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Arvay, and his dedicated staff work hard to ensure that every patient receives the personalized treatment and attention they deserve. We utilize the latest in cutting edge orthodontic treatments and advances to ensure that your treatment is both effective and efficient.
Below we’ve provided some solutions to common orthodontic problems you may encounter during treatment.
What to Do in Case of Emergency
If you break or loosen any of your appliances, call our Morristown or Flanders offices as soon as possible. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.
Loose Brackets or Bands
Call our office immediately for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. If you encounter have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire outside of our office hours, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.
Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.
Losing a separator is pretty common and most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Don’t worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.
Discomfort with Orthodontic Treatment
During the first week after your braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, you will likely feel some pain, soreness or discomfort. You may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. A warm wash cloth or heating pad may also help reduce the soreness in your jaws.
Contact Our Morristown or Flanders, NJ Orthodontic Offices
At Arvay Orthodontics, we are committed to maintaining open communication with our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact our Morristown or Flanders orthodontic offices. We are always happy to answer your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!