What to Do in Case of Orthodontic Emergency
Call our office as soon as possible if you have an orthodontic emergency, or if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.
Broken Brackets / Bands
In the event that a bracket or band comes loose from a tooth, call our office immediately. Do not wait until your next appointment to see if we can fix it then! More time is necessary to repair breakages and we need to schedule accordingly. At your last appointment, Dr. Fritz recorded what he was planning to do at your next appointment. They know how long it takes to perform each procedure and our office schedules accordingly to stay on time and dedicate proper time to each of our patients. That is why we will often reschedule to repair broken braces. We realize this may inconvenience your schedule and therefore we ask that we be notified in advance — even if the breakage occurs earlier in the day of your appointment.
When you have a broken bracket or band, please bring it with you to your repair appointment. Often it can be repaired, cleaned and replaced. It is our office policy to repair several breakages at no additional cost to you. If breakage becomes excessive, there is a fee for repairs.
Remember, when braces are broken, treatment completion is often delayed. Help us give you the smile you want — on time!
Loose Brackets or Bands
Discomfort with Orthodontic Treatment