EMERGENCY INFO

In case of an emergency please phone our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please inform us first before you come to our office so that it will allow us to create a time to see you. If you have a regular appointment please bring the broken appliance with so that we can fix it immediately.

In case of any serious emergency you can phone our emergency number on:

084 834 1410

063 483 2926

LOOSE BRACKETS OR BANDS

Please Call our office as soon as possible for advise if a bracket or wire has loosened.

The bracket need to be refitted as soon as possible.You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire over the weekend.

If you need to cut the wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol.

Please call our office the next business day, to schedule an appointment.

WIRE IRRITATIONS

If you experience a wire irritation cover it with a small amount of wax or a mixture of wax and cotton.

If you need to cut the wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol.

If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

LOST SEPARATORS

Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

DISCOMFORT WITH ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

During the first week after your braces are placed you may have discomfort but we will give you Calmag mineral powder to help relieve the pain. Drink the Calmag everyday for the first 3 days in water or juice.

You can also chew the Spry chewing gum to help ease the tension. A warm wash cloth or heating pad may reduce soreness in your jaws.