Emergencies are rare, but we have a few suggestions on how you can deal with the most common problems patients experience. If our self-help recommendations do not fix the problem or you are in a lot of pain, give us a call at (203) 966-3042 and we will ensure your concerns are addressed and that you are made comfortable. If something is broken and requires repair, we will schedule you for an appointment as soon as we can.
While We Aren’t in the Office
When you’re unable to visit our office, we encourage you to view this document from the American Association of Orthodontists about how to handle orthodontic issues at home.
If You Have a Poking Wire on Your Braces
If You Have Broken Brackets on Braces
If A Chain Breaks Or Falls Off:
This should not cause any pain. Use wax or sugar-free gum if soreness occurs. Call the office to make an appointment.
If My Invisalign® Aligner Is Not Fitting Properly:
Wear the most recent aligner that fits, note the number of the aligner you use and call the office to schedule an appointment.
If I Lose My Invisalign ® Aligner:
Wear the next set of aligners and call the office to make an appointment.
If My Invisalign® Attachment® Falls Off:
Continue to wear the current aligner and discard the attachment that fell off. Call the office to set up an appointment to fix the attachment