Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies

Hanis and Proft Orthodontics Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies

Orthodontic emergencies can happen without warning. To avoid them, remember:

  • Avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods that can damage your braces
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports to keep your braces in place
  • Brush in small, circular motions with a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Floss gently around the archwire and up and down along the front of each tooth

If you do experience an orthodontic emergency, try our home remedies. If you still need help, contact our office. We will schedule you for a repair appointment as soon as we can. If it is after hours, we will provide additional instructions on our answering machine. Remember, if you experience a mouth injury, call your dentist as soon as possible.

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