Emergency Orthodontics in Everett

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Emergency Orthodontics Everett

During an orthodontic emergency, it is crucial to seek immediate attention to prevent further damage or discomfort. Our team of experienced and skilled orthodontic specialists in Everett is dedicated to providing fast and effective emergency care to patients of all ages.

Whether you are experiencing severe pain, broken braces or wires, or any other urgent orthodontic issue, our team is equipped with the latest technology and techniques to address your needs promptly. At Icon Dental Orthodontics, our goal is to alleviate your discomfort and ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment to restore your oral health and maintain the progress of your orthodontic treatment.
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What Is an Orthodontic Emergency?

An orthodontic emergency is an unexpected situation involving a major trauma or injury to the teeth, face, or mouth, resulting in infection, swelling, or loss of tooth. It is essential to seek prompt care for any orthodontic emergency to prevent further damage, ensure proper healing, and maintain the progress of your orthodontic treatment.  Although delaying treatment may lead to complications and longer treatment times, orthodontic emergencies do not put your life at risk.

Knocked Out Tooth

Accidents are inevitable; a blow to the face could knock your tooth out of position. Fortunately, braces can often prevent a tooth from being completely knocked out. However, in some cases, the impact force can displace the tooth and damage the wire. If a tooth is knocked out, seeking immediate attention from a dental professional within two hours is critical to maximizing the chances of saving the tooth. 

If you can’t reach a dental professional, go to the emergency room. If the tooth comes out, it should be rinsed and placed in a cup containing your saliva or saline solution. If neither of these options is available, you can use milk as a substitute.

The Bracket Or Band Comes Loose

Brackets are part of dental braces. They are small pieces fixed to the front of your teeth and are used to anchor the archwire. The archwire is then held in place by elastic ligatures. As the wire straightens over time, your teeth gradually shift position. However, it is common for a bracket or band to become unglued or feel loose. If this happens, you must contact your orthodontist as soon as possible during regular business hours. 

If the issue occurs outside regular hours, contact your orthodontist when they open the next day. While a loose bracket or band early in treatment may not significantly impact progress, delaying repairs at the end of treatment can add months to your overall treatment time. This is because a loose bracket or band allows the tooth to shift out of position and can cause setbacks even with minor movements.

Experiencing Pain Due to A Poked-Out Wire

It’s a good practice to check for any long wires before leaving the orthodontist’s office after each appointment, as this can help prevent discomfort and pain. However, sometimes a wire can shift for various reasons after leaving the office. 

If the pain is severe, you must contact your orthodontist. For ongoing discomfort, the orthodontist will likely schedule an appointment for you the same day or the next day.

How Should I Handle an Orthodontic Emergency?

If you experience an orthodontic emergency, the first step is to remain calm. Then, contact your orthodontist immediately and explain the situation, including any injuries or symptoms you may have. Getting your orthodontist involved as soon as possible is crucial for successfully managing the emergency. Once you have a plan, it is essential to take action quickly to prevent further complications.

We understand that emergencies can be stressful and overwhelming, but we are here to provide you with the highest quality care and support. Contact us today to schedule your emergency orthodontic appointment in Everett and take the first step toward restoring your oral health and comfort.

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