While being cautious and taking good care of your orthodontic appliance, there will be very few true orthodontic emergencies. However should you experience an unexpected issue with your braces (invisalign, Incognito or Lingual) or are experiencing intense pain, please call immediately the LAKESIDE ORTHODONTICS office during regular office hours at 044.780.4404. We are happy to assist you regardless of whether you are at home or travelling.
Contact LAKESIDE Orthodontics outside of the office hours
In case of an emergency, ouside of our office hours you may reach out by email to the LAKESIDE ORTHODONTICS specialists. Your consulting Doctor or one of our experienced orthodontists will get back to you as soon as possible.
contact the Dentist emergency service 7 days on 7
Alternatively, you may also contact the emergency dentists on the left side of Lake Zurich at 0840.401401. This service is open all year long outside of typical office hours.
self-help: how to handle yourself minor issues at home
Surprisingly, most orthodontic problems can be remedied at home. While you await your appointment, these guidelines will help you resolve minor problems.
Sore Teeth / Discomfort after your Orthodontic Treatment
Right after getting your braces, and sometimes after an adjustment appointment, your teeth and mouth will feel sore, causing a discomfort and even pain during the first 3 days after the treatment. While you do adjust to your new braces, you may take mild pain relievers to alleviate the pain.
Additionally, these household recipes work wonders in alleviating any discomfort:
- Gargle lukewarm saltwater, dissolving one teaspoon of salt in 2 deciliters of lukewarm water.
- A warm wash cloth or a heating pad may also reduce the soreness in your jaws.
- Or eat an ice-cream - it always helps.
Loose wire / wire irritations
In case of a loose wire, you may try putting wax over the wire where it is poking you. If this does not remediate your issue,
you may try putting the wire back in place using tweezers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you must cut the wire, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. Cut the wire behind the last bracket in which it is secured.
Please, call our office to see if the bracket needs to be re-fitted and if needed schedule a repair appointment.
In the meantime, you may cover the irritated area with wax.
We hope these first aid tips are useful to you.
We are happy to help you.