Orthodontic Emergencies

Our team does our best to accommodate our patients to repair or replace broken brackets, bands or help in times of injury. Below are a few tips of what you can do if you find yourself in some discomfort:

Broken Brackets

  • If the bracket is broken, simply take off the color tie and the bracket will unattached from the wire and you can remove it. Then contact your orthodontic office to have it repaired or replaced.
  • If the wire is poking you and causing discomfort, apply the dental ortho wax which you received at the beginning of treatment, until you are able to come into your orthodontic office.
  • If the wire is out, please call your orthodontic office or our emergency line at 815-513-0099.

Bands are Unglued

If a band is loose and rocking and still secure in your mouth.  Please keep the area clean as possible after every meal until you are able to get in for an emergency visit so we can safely reattach it.

Mouth Sores/Cuts

If any injuries occur where lacerations of the soft tissue occur, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible.  In the meantime, keep the area clean and call your orthodontic office or our emergency line at 815-513-0099.

As in any dental emergency, please use your best judgment and contact your local emergency room if necessary.