What if my emergency occurs outside of office hours?

If your emergency occurs outside of office hours, call our emergency line at (267)551-0606 for guidance on immediate steps and scheduling.

How do I know if my situation is an orthodontic emergency?

Orthodontic emergencies typically involve severe pain, significant discomfort, or a broken appliance that impedes normal function. If you're uncertain, it's best to call us for an assessment.

What should I do if a wire is poking me?

If a wire is poking you, try to gently push it back into place using a clean pencil eraser or a cotton swab. If this doesn't provide relief, apply orthodontic wax to the protruding wire to minimize discomfort. Should these measures not alleviate the issue, contact us for an appointment.

How do I manage pain from braces?

For mild pain or discomfort from braces, over-the-counter pain relievers can help. If pain persists, contact BY Orthodontics for further advice.

What if my aligner breaks or is lost?

If your Invisalign aligner breaks or is lost, contact us immediately for a replacement. Avoid skipping to the next aligner without consulting us first.

What do I do if I have an injury to my mouth or teeth while wearing braces?

Contact us immediately for any injury to the mouth or teeth while wearing braces. In case of severe trauma, seek emergency medical care first.

Can I fix a broken appliance at home?

Avoid fixing broken appliances at home as it could cause further damage. Contact us for proper repair and guidance.

What should I do if my braces are causing sores in my mouth?

If your braces are causing sores, use orthodontic wax to cover any sharp edges and rinse your mouth with saltwater. If sores persist, contact us for an appointment.

What if a bracket comes off a tooth?

If a bracket comes off, save any pieces and contact our office for a prompt appointment to reattach it.

Can I wait until my next appointment for a loose wire?

A loose wire should be addressed quickly to avoid delays in treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Are there preventative measures for orthodontic emergencies?

To prevent orthodontic emergencies, avoid hard and sticky foods, wear a mouthguard during sports, and maintain good oral hygiene.