The following is intended to provide general information regarding some of the more common orthodontic emergencies. Seek follow-up care with an orthodontist, dentist, or physician for more specific instructions.
Emergencies for patients in braces tend to be relatively infrequent and fortunately are not usually severely debilitating.
Nevertheless, the discomfort from a problem with the braces can be upsetting. Listed below are some of the more common problems and some possible solutions to deal with the situation on a temporary basis until seen by an orthodontist.