Luckily there are few orthodontic emergencies that require immediate care. As a general rule, call the office if you experience bleeding, severe pain, or have an appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. If calling after hours, follow the instructions on the answering system. An on-call assistant and doctor will be contacted, and your call will be returned in a timely manner.
You might be surprised to learn that many orthodontic problems can be remedied at home. After alleviating the discomfort, please contact our office during regular business hours to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may disrupt your treatment.