True Orthodontic Emergencies Are Very Rare
As a general rule, you should call our office when you are experiencing severe pain, or when you have a problem with your braces that is causing pain, and you are unable to take care of it at home. If there is a problem after hours, call our office to get our emergency number from the answering machine (number may change based on who is on call). We will make every effort to help you resolve the problem over the phone if possible, or arrange an after-hours visit to the office as soon as possible. Of course if you, or your loved one with braces, has been involved in a serious accident that affects the mouth, a visit to an emergency room may be in order to take care of any other problems first.