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Avoid Orthodontic Emergencies With St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics

emergency-care-1Although emergencies with braces are not a common occurrence, they can happen, and can set you back in your treatment. Proper knowledge and care will prepare you to address an issue should it arise. Your orthodontist wants to have you ready if any problems present themselves. Choosing braces-friendly foods, following the oral care regimen laid out by top rated orthodontists at St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics and keeping up with your orthodontic appointments are definitely help you or your child stay on track.  Even so, you may still experience an unexpected problem, such as mouth sores, bands popping, or poking wires, and you should always be prepared.

Care and Preparation Checklist From Your Orthodontists at St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics:

  • Avoid damaging foods of the hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy variety.
  • Brush, floss and orally irrigate with your water-pik faithfully and thoroughly following each meal.
  • Use over the counter pain medication like Ibuprofen, along with a salt rinse/ gargle should any discomfort develop.
  • Keep cotton balls and wax on hand should any wires poke free into your lips or cheek causing irritation.
  • Make sure your mouth-guard is always in when participating in sports and other contact activities.
  • Until then, try dissolving a teaspoon of salt in an eight-ounce glass of water and gargling with the solution.
  • Q-tips and or tweezers can help realign arch wires; alcohol sterilized tweezers to cut extended wires.
  • Always keep your orthodontists at St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics in the know by scheduling a visit for any pain or repair work required.

Please consult one of our orthodontics offices in Lubbock, TX, Clovis, NM, and Hobbs, NM, before attempting any of these minor adjustments to your braces. With this list, you can prepare yourself  and address any concerns with braces before it becomes worse. While it’s best to consult with your orthodontist, sometimes these issues may arise at an inconvenient time and we want you to know how to take care of it. Always have our orthodontics office number available so we can schedule a visit, or walk you through a minor crisis you can fix at home. With St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics, remember that you’ll never have to face any braces issue alone.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontics office in and around Lubbock, TX, Clovis, NM, and Hobbs, NM, would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of St. Clair & Massey Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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