Emergency Info

What To Do In Case Of An Orthodontic Emergency

If you break or loosen any of your appliances, call our office as soon as possible. Even if you have a regular appointment already scheduled, it is necessary that you call us immediately to notify us if you need the appliance repaired. This can save you an extra visit to our Oakland, NJ office, as a repair may take more time than is already scheduled for you.

Discomfort With Orthodontic Treatment

It is common for patients to experience discomfort or soreness for the first week or so after having their appliances placed. This is normal and should go away with time. If needed, patients may use whatever normal over-the-counter pain medication they commonly use, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the pain is severe, please call our office and we will advise you on other possible courses of action.

Wire Irritations

Discomfort from a metal wire on your braces can usually be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a pencil eraser or covering the wire with a small piece of dental wax. If this does not work and the wire is still painful please call us for advice.

Loose Braces Or Appliances

Call our office as soon as possible for advice if a bracket or appliance is loosened. It may need to be repaired as soon as possible to avoid jeopardizing your treatment course. In the unlikely event the appliance is causing discomfort, we provide an emergency number for you.

Lost Separators

Some patients lose a separator during their treatment. Although this is not a major concern, we ask that you please call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Contact Your Local Oakland Orthodontists

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us and our highly trained team will be happy to assist you with whatever you need. We pride ourselves on providing excellent orthodontic care including Invisalign, lingual braces, and traditional metal braces. If you’d like to make an appointment at our Oakland, NJ office, use our online form or give us a call – our doctors love meeting new patients and seeing familiar faces. While we are located in Oakland, we see patients from all over Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties including Wayne, Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff, NJ. We look forward to seeing your smile soon!