Wearing Braces

Emergency Care

Call us immediately to schedule an appointment if any of the following issues occur:

During normal office hours:
704-875-7999

After office hours: 980-329-1882

  • Bracket or band comes loose
  • You have an accident involving your teeth.
  • You are experiencing severe pain, or something is sticking out that you cannot take care of
  • Any issue with your braces that needs repair
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Direct Injuries to the Face, Mouth or Teeth:

Following a direct injury to your face, mouth, or teeth, whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, you should see your regular dentist as soon as possible. An x-ray of the involved tooth or teeth may be needed to determine the extent of injury. If a tooth has been knocked out, severely displaced, or fractured, it is best to contact our office, as well as your family dentist, immediately. In some instances, it may be necessary for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to be seen. If your orthodontic appliances are dislodged or displaced, we will need to replace or adjust them as soon as possible.

In the event of an emergency such as this, please call us immediately after seeing your family dentist. If you are unable to reach your family dentist or an alternate emergency facility, call our office and we will try to assist you in locating someone to care for the injury.

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Emergencies Related to Orthodontic Appliances:

You may experience a break or “disturbance” with your orthodontic appliances from time to time during your treatment. If these cases, such as loose bands or out-of-place wires, call our office as soon as possible so that Dr. Allen can evaluate the urgency of the problem and schedule you to be seen accordingly. A bent headgear, facebow, or removable appliance that is not fitting well should NOT to be worn until it can be properly adjusted at the office. Call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to have Dr. Allen make the adjustment.

In the interim, review our helpful hints on braces care and maintenance in the “Braces How-To” section of our site.

If you have an emergency after regular business hours, please call 980-329-1882 and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Office Hours are:

Monday-Tuesday: 8am-5pm (lunch 12:45-2pm)

Wednesday: 7am-4pm (lunch 12-1pm)

Thursday: 7am-2pm (no lunch)

Friday-Sunday: CLOSED

 

Zach

I got my 2 front teeth knocked out when I was 9 years old. Dr.Allen put some teeth on my braces - made them look real - and now, I have teeth on my retainer and it looks awesome. I'll get implants when I'm older. No Problem!

- Zach

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