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Emergencies

At the start of your orthodontic care, our office will review with you how to handle most cases of broken or loose braces, as well as irritations due to your appliances. While some situations can be adequately managed until your next scheduled visit, others will require immediate professional attention. Keep in mind that loose and damaged orthodontic appliances are often the result of eating the wrong foods or harmful oral habits such as biting your nails or chewing on ice, pencils, and pens. However, there are occasions when even with normal usage and good care a brace will break, a protruding wire can become irritating, or elastic accessories will dislodge.

Common orthodontic emergencies may include:

  • Poking or protruding wires
  • A loose molar band
  • A loose or broken orthodontic bracket
  • Dislodged elastic ligature band
  • Broken or bent removable appliances

Although all of the above situations can be uncomfortable and upsetting, other problems can develop that fall into the category of serious health emergencies. If you start to experience severe pain, develop significant swelling, or have sustained an injury to the teeth, the mouth, or jaws, it is essential to get prompt medical and dental attention. Once the extent of your injury or infection has been determined, it can be treated accordingly. As your orthodontist, we will work with your medical and dental team to adjust, remove, or replace your appliances as needed.

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Bartley Family Orthodontics
2001 West Main Street
Suite 131
Stamford, CT 06902
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3715 Main Street
1st Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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697 Poquonock Ave
Windsor, CT 06095