CARING FOR YOUR BRACES
Maintaining great oral hygiene through brushing for two minutes a day twice a day is key to preventing cavities and scars to form around your braces. Flossing with braces can be tricky so we will take time to explain how this can be done the first day you get your braces put on. Careful patient education combined with continuing professional cleanings with your dentist ensures you will have dazzling healthy teeth when the braces are removed and your new smile is unveiled!
Luckily, there are very few “true” orthodontic emergencies with braces. However, sometimes our patients might encounter a loose bracket, a poking wire or another irritation related to an appliance.
Step 1 – Try to remedy the problem at home
Most orthodontic problems can be fixed at home using various solutions. However, if you cannot resolve it on your own, call us as soon as possible so we can schedule a repair appointment!
Step 2 – Call us to schedule a repair appointment
To keep on schedule throughout our day, please call us ahead of time to schedule a repair appointment. If you call during non-business hours, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we re-open to schedule a repair appointment. If immediate care is needed, we will be available through an emergency contact number on our voicemail
At Caudill & McNeight Orthodontics, we place heavy emphasis on personalized attention to each patient.
If you encounter an emergency or minor discomfort with your braces, be sure to follow the steps above.
Reach out to us as soon as possible to prevent the damage from progressing any further and intervening with the effectiveness of your treatment.