Emergency Orthodontics Frisco . Plano . Carrollton . Little Elm

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur, Dr. Parks and our team are responsive and available to help. As a general rule, you should call our Frisco orthodontic office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem that cannot wait until your next regularly scheduled appointment or the next business day.

How to Handle Orthodontic Issues

Loose Appliance: Try to fit the band (metal ring) around the tooth and be careful eating on that side until you can be seen at the office. If it’s loose on both sides, remove the appliance and come to the office to have it re-cemented.

Broken Appliance: Remove the appliance or use wax to cover the broken area until you can be seen.

Loose Bracket: Be careful eating in the area of the loose bracket. Call the office to schedule an appointment to repair it.

Wire Poke: Use orthodontic wax, clip the wire with clean nail clippers or wire cutters, or bend the wire with a blunt object or pencil eraser.

General Soreness: Eat softer food and take an anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen) or analgesics (Tylenol) as tolerated.

Facial Trauma: Go to the ER if needed. Call us, as well as your general dentist, to be seen as soon as possible to repair any broken appliances and check for underlying trauma.