Young girl with braces cringes and touches her cheek because of an orthodontic emergency

What Is an Orthodontic Emergency?

May 30, 2020 1:43 pm

We understand that it may be hard to determine if an issue with your orthodontic hardware or treatment is an emergency situation. In this blog post, we go over a few situations that call for urgent treatment.

Orthodontic Emergencies

When you first get your braces, have them adjusted, or get a new set of aligners, it’s normal to experience some tenderness and soreness in your teeth, mouth, and jaw. But this discomfort should dissipate as your mouth adjusts. Intense pain during your treatment that can’t be helped with ice or pain relievers is abnormal, especially for several days. Call Meason Orthodontics for emergency treatment.

It is an emergency if any part of your orthodontic appliance breaks. We want to get this fixed right away so your treatment progress isn’t derailed.

Another emergency situation is if a stray wire is painfully jabbing into your cheek, tongue, or lips, causing irritation and cuts.

While on the phone, we’ll walk you through what to do and let you know the soonest you can come in for emergency orthodontic care.

Our Sterilization Practices

We are open for routine and emergency orthodontic care. Please know that we’re upholding the highest standards of infection control when it comes to keeping our space clean and safe for both our patients and our team members. We meticulously sterilize our instruments and dental technology and disinfect our clinical surfaces. Our office also has minor modifications in place such as asking patients to wait in their cars until we are ready for their appointment and our team wearing increased amounts of PPE. Everything we do is to help your visit be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Your Trusted Orthodontist in Weatherford, TX

You can count on Meason Orthodontics throughout your entire orthodontic treatment, from routine visits to emergency care. If you’re currently dealing with an orthodontic emergency, please call our Weatherford office at 817-341-7825. We will get you the help you need ASAP.

Given the current situation around the world, we hope that our patients are staying safe and healthy. If you have any questions about whether your situation is an emergency or what protocols we have in place to protect your health, reach out to our team.


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