Broken Appliances, Discomfort or Loose Wires? Often, a Call Is All That’s Required.
Call our Wellington, FL orthodontics office or Boynton Beach, FL orthodontics office as soon as possible if your child damages or loosens any of their appliances. Please don’t come directly to our orthodontic offices. Calling in advance ensures that we can properly schedule him or her. Even if you already have an appointment on the calendar, call us right away if your child needs to have their braces repaired.
Braces: Loose Brackets or Bands
If your child or teen loosens a bracket or wire, call us right away. We may need to re-fit the bracket. During a nighttime or weekend event requiring that you cut a wire or slide a bracket off, please wash some fingernail clippers and then sterilize them in alcohol before using them to cut the wire. Call us the next business day so that we can make an appointment to see your child.
Braces: Wire Irritations
If your child feels discomfort from a wire on their braces, try to resolve it by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire doesn’t budge, try covering its end with a small piece of cotton or a little wax. In the case of pain, please wash some fingernail clippers and then sterilize them in alcohol before using them to cut the wire. If your child still feels irritation, call us at the office to schedule an appointment.
Braces: Lost Separators
Sooner or later, most kids manage to lose a separator during their treatment. Please don’t worry about it, but do call our Wellington or Boynton Beach orthodontic offices to see if it needs replacing.
Discomfort from Braces & Orthodontic Treatment
During the first week after their braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, your child or teen will likely feel some pain, soreness or discomfort. You may give them acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while they adjust to their new braces. A warm washcloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in their jaws.
Get The Smile You’ve Always Dreamed Of!
Petrover Orthodontics can help you or your loved one achieve a smile that benefits dental health as much as it increases confidence. However, we want you to feel confident that your choice in an orthodontist in Wellington & Boynton Beach, Florida (FL) is the right one. Follow the steps below to start your journey towards the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation for braces or Invisalign at either of our convenient orthodontic offices in Wellington and Boynton Beach, Florida (FL). You will see we offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Wellington, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Kings Point, FL, Lantana Beach, FL, Lake Worth, FL.