Emergency Info

 

What to Do in Case of Emergency

Call our office as soon as possible during business hours if you break or loosen any of your appliances. 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 for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

Wire Irritations

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 clean pencil eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

Lost Separators

Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not 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. While adjusting to your new braces, you may take the same pain reliever that your family doctor recommends for a headache. A warm wash cloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in your jaws.

Accident involving a chipped, or knocked out tooth

Most accidents involving the teeth are best handled initially by your general dentist, even if there are braces on the teeth affected. If you have had an accident and need immediate assistance, please contact your general dentist immediately.

  

Farley Orthodontics

3265 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Wheatfield, NY 14120
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Phone: (716) 692-9292
E-mail: info@farleyortho.com

Office Hours

Mon & Tues: 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Wed & Thurs: 7:30 am–5:00 pm
24 hour phone coverage