Orthodontic emergencies

Our team is here to help

Orthodontic emergencies are rare, but if they do happen, we want you to be ready for them.

What are orthodontic emergencies?

Most orthodontic emergencies aren’t dire, and we can help you mitigate issues until we can get you in for a special appointment. If you experience any of the following, it’s important to contact us immediately.

  • Damage to your braces - Broken brackets or wires can be covered with wax for temporary relief.
  • Injury or damage to the teeth, face or mouth
  • Unusual swelling of the gums, mouth or face
  • Excessive pain in the mouth or gums

Please call our practice for emergencies during regular office hours. We will schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.

For after-hours help, you can contact us directly on WhatsApp. If you are on Facebook, you may like to use Facebook messaging through our Facebook page or contact us via email.

How to prevent orthodontic emergencies

For all involved, it’s best to avoid orthodontic emergencies altogether! You can help prevent injury to your mouth or appliance by:

Wearing a custom sports mouthguard - The most common emergencies we see are due to contact sports. If you play sports, it’s important to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and appliance. Dr Dima can help set you up with a custom mouthguard.

Avoiding crunchy or sticky foods - Hard and sticky foods can dislodge your brackets and slow down your treatment progress. If we give you a list of foods to avoid during treatment, there’s a reason for it! It’s best to follow our instructions to avoid potential emergencies.

Practising good oral hygiene - Make sure to brush and floss after every meal and snack and keep attending your regularly scheduled dental cleanings all throughout treatment. This will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Contact us at any time

If you’re having an emergency, the team at BeClear Orthodontics is here to help - even after-hours! Please reach out to our team by phone, WhatsApp or email as soon as possible.

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