TW Orthodontics provides emergency orthodontics in Andalusia, Enterprise, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama. Contact us at your preferred location in the case of an urgent orthodontic need. If your emergency is severe or life-threatening, call 911 or proceed to your nearest hospital emergency department.
What Is Emergency Orthodontics?
Emergency orthodontics refers to any problem with your braces or appliances that is urgent. For example, if a wire is broken and protruding causing severe pain or you’re experiencing an allergic reaction to an orthodontic appliance, it would be considered an emergency. Contact us right away and we will determine the best course of action according to the severity of the situation.
Most orthodontic emergencies are not urgent, but should not wait until your next appointment. If you have a wire that is causing discomfort, a bracket has come off, a spacer has fallen out, or your retainer is broken, contact us during regular office hours and we will see you as soon as possible.
If you have a dental emergency such as a damaged tooth or severe toothache, contact your primary dentist. In the case of a severe or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department.
We provide the following emergency services when necessary:
- Reattach brackets: When a bracket comes off of a tooth, we can reattach it quickly and easily.
- Replace bands: If you have a band that comes off a back tooth, we can put it back in place for you.
- Repair or replace retainers: Retainers may get damaged or lost. We will repair your retainer if possible, or replace it if necessary.
- Fix protruding wires: If you have a wire that is protruding and irritating your mouth, we can bend it back into place or replace it with a new wire.
In the meantime, while you wait for your appointment, you can relieve irritation from protruding wires with orthodontic wax. Keep any pieces of your orthodontic appliances that come off and bring them with you to your appointment.
Why Choose TW Orthodontics?
At TW Orthodontics we understand that orthodontic emergencies happen and that they can cause great discomfort. We will address your situation as soon as possible according to the urgency. Please do not hesitate to contact us when there is a problem. We will make you a priority because treating orthodontic emergencies promptly is important for your health and the success of your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have an orthodontic emergency that needs attention? Contact us right away at your closest TW Orthodontics location.