When orthodontic emergencies happen, we’re here for you

Kristo Orthodontics can help you tell emergencies from common issues.

Most orthodontic repairs can wait to be handled at your next regularly scheduled appointment. Other repairs shouldn’t wait and require an immediate appointment or even orthodontic emergency care. We’re always available to help you decide if you’re experiencing an orthodontic emergency. Simply contact the Kristo office nearest you.

What is an orthodontic emergency?

Luckily, true orthodontic emergencies are rare, but they’re something that patients may encounter during treatment. Severe concerns may require emergency care and shouldn’t wait. Schedule an emergency orthodontist appointment by calling our office during business hours or the appropriate emergency number for the location near you if you experience one of the following:
  • Orthodontic emergency injury
    Orthodontic emergency injury

    An injury to your mouth, face, or teeth

  • Significant pain in your gums, mouth, or face

How to handle common issues with braces

Issues such as loose bands or brackets, broken or poking arch wires, and general tenderness can be temporarily fixed at home until your next appointment. Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process, so taking care of your braces is important. Here are some solutions for common issues you may notice during your orthodontic treatment: