We’re happy to provide answers to the most popular questions, whether these are pre or post treatment we are always happy to help. If you cannot find the answer to the question you are looking for, simply contact us at the practice.
The brace may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend.
Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired as these appointment times need to be longer.
Simply get it out of the way. If irritation to the lips or mouth continues, place wax on the wire to reduce the annoyance. Call the surgery as soon as possible for an appointment to check and repair the appliances. If any piece comes off, save it and bring it with you.
As a general rule, an emergency appointment may be made when there is severe pain, a loose band, a broken wire or something sticking out that you can’t take care of. It’s important to know the names of the parts of your appliances. It will help, when you phone the office, to be able to identify what part is broken or out of place. Ring the surgery for out of hours emergency procedures.