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HAVE AN ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCY?

Emergency services for orthodontic problems that can’t wait.

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If you experience an urgent problem that needs immediate attention, dial your offices phone number and select 3 – this will transfer you to our “on-call” Clinical Specialist.

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If your orthodontic emergency is affecting your ability to speak, you can send us a message instead and our orthodontic team will review and be in touch shortly.

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AT-HOME TIPS

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, check your braces and the surrounding areas for any abnormalities. Also, check our blog for tips on how to manage your orthodontic treatment.

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Emergency Orthodontic Treatment

Although orthodontic emergencies are rare, it is important to know what to do should you need emergency treatment.  Keep in mind that the longer you wait to address the issue the more damage you could do to your teeth, which can also affect your treatment. If you get the sense that something is wrong, call us immediately to set up an emergency appointment.

The most common orthodontic emergencies are loose wires or brackets. While these issues do not pose a danger to your safety, they can inhibit your treatment and even cause more discomfort. If you believe you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us immediately so that the problem can be resolved as quickly as possible.

IDENTIFYING AN EMERGENCY

Although orthodontic emergencies are rare, it is important to know how to identify one.  Keep in mind that the longer you wait to address the issue the more damage you could do to your teeth, which can also affect your treatment. If you get the sense that something is wrong, call us immediately to set up an emergency appointment.

The most common orthodontic emergencies are loose wires or brackets. While these issues do not pose a danger to your safety, they can inhibit your treatment and even cause more discomfort. If you believe you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us immediately so that the problem can be resolved as quickly as possible.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT

Once you’ve identified your emergency, it is important to contact us right away so that we can schedule an appointment to fix the issue.

Keep in mind that the sooner we can address your emergency, the less it will affect your treatment.

FAQ’s About Emergency Orthodontics

What is an orthodontic emergency?

Examples of an orthodontic emergency are: a loose wire or bracket, a broken wire or extreme discomfort. These can be caused or exacerbated by an injury or other trauma to the mouth, teeth, or the face, swollen or infected gums or any other infection or serious swelling in the face, or severe unmanageable pain in the mouth or face.

When should I call my orthodontist?

Should you experience an orthodontic emergency, you should call your orthodontist immediately.

How soon can I get an appointment?

We take orthodontic emergencies seriously, and will schedule the soonest available appointment.

Should I be worried about an emergency?

Our staff is very well-equipped to deal with emergencies, and is extremely unlikely that you will experience anything other than mild to medium discomfort (a loose wire poking at your gums, or the realignment of your teeth after a loose bracket).

What happens if I wait to get it taken care of?

Should you put off getting the problem fixed, it can cause further difficulties as you continue with your treatment.

Your overall orthodontic help is our top priority, and our emergency treatment is designed to give you the relief and assistance you need, when you need it!

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Forest Park

1129 S. Harlem Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
708.366.7846

Hours:

Mon: 9 AM – 6 PM
Tues – Thurs: 8 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 9  AM – 5 PM

Elmhurst

275 N York St, Ste 200
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630.832.8320

Hours:

Mon: 9 AM – 6 PM
Tues – Thurs: 8 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 9  AM – 5 PM