Emergency Orthodontic Care: Quick Solutions When You Need Them

There may be times when unforeseen issues arise with orthodontic treatment which can lead to emergencies. It is essential to know how to identify these emergencies, the appropriate treatments for them, and the benefits of these treatments from your orthodontist at Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam, CT. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive emergency orthodontic care to address any urgent issues promptly and effectively, ensuring your treatment stays on track.

What constitutes an orthodontic emergency?

  • Pain and Discomfort: Severe pain or discomfort in your mouth, teeth, or braces should never be ignored. It could be a sign of an underlying issue that needs immediate attention. We can relieve pain and discomfort by adjusting your braces or appliances, prescribing pain relievers, or suggesting orthodontic wax.
  • Broken or Loose Brackets: When a bracket or wire becomes loose or breaks, it can irritate your cheeks, gums, or tongue, potentially causing injuries or discomfort. We can reattach loose brackets or replace broken ones. We can also adjust wires to eliminate discomfort.
  • Poking Wires: A wire poking into your cheek or tongue can lead to sores and discomfort. Never attempt to cut the wire yourself. Our orthodontist is skilled at resolving poking wires without compromising the integrity of your braces.
  • Lost or Broken Retainers: Retainers are crucial for maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment. If they are lost or broken, it's essential to have them repaired or replaced promptly. We can repair or replace lost or damaged retainers, ensuring your teeth remain aligned after treatment.

What are the benefits of emergency care?

Seeking immediate care helps alleviate pain and discomfort, improving your overall well-being. Timely treatment prevents minor problems from escalating into major issues that may require more extensive interventions. Ensuring your orthodontic appliances are in good condition helps maintain the progress achieved during your treatment, reducing the risk of setbacks. By promptly addressing emergencies, you can maintain a confident smile throughout your orthodontic journey, positively impacting your self-esteem.

Our orthodontist is your ally in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile, so don't hesitate to reach out when you encounter an orthodontic emergency. Having access to an emergency orthodontist ensures that urgent issues are promptly addressed, minimizing discomfort and keeping your treatment on track.


Contact Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam About Emergency Care Today!

  • Repair broken brackets and wires
  • Alleviate sudden and intense pain
  • Prevent cuts and sores in the mouth
  • Repair or replace broken or missing retainers
  • Get your treatment schedule back on track!