What should I do in case of an orthodontic emergency or injury?
- If you have an orthodontic emergency that can’t wait until normal business hours, most orthodontic offices have a special number to call, either before, during or after hours.
- Make sure you know what is an emergency and what is not. Often times, discomfort can be relieved by over the counter medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
- Use wax when a wire feels like it is poking you or your braces are rubbing against your cheeks. You can also use a saltwater rinse to help soothe the cheek lining.
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