What to Do in Case of Emergency

If you notice something has become loose (band, bracket or wire), please call as soon as possible.

We will then determine:

If you should come in for an extra appointment to make repairs

Extend the length of your next appointment to allow time to make repairs

Ease any discomfort with instructions over the phone

If you ever have any questions regarding your treatment, please don't hesitate to call us.

Loose Brackets or Bands

Call our office immediately 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 and sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

Examples of Sticky Foods to Avoid
  • Gum (sugar-free or regular)

  • Licorice

  • Sugar Daddies

  • Toffee

  • Tootsie Rolls

  • Caramels

  • Starburst