What are some common orthodontic emergencies?

Some common orthodontic emergencies include broken brackets or wires, loose bands, displaced teeth, severe pain or discomfort, and injuries to the mouth or teeth.

What should I do if a tooth is displaced or knocked out?

If a tooth is displaced or knocked out, you should seek emergency orthodontic care immediately. If possible, try to reposition the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place until you can get to an orthodontist.

Can orthodontic emergencies be prevented?

Some orthodontic emergencies can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding hard or sticky foods, wearing a mouthguard during sports, and keeping up with regular orthodontic appointments

Invisalign Care

How often should I wear my Invisalign aligners?

It is recommended that you wear your Invisalign care aligners for up to 20 to 22 hours per day

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

You can clean your Invisalign aligners by gently brushing them with a toothbrush and lukewarm water.

Can I eat and drink with my Invisalign aligners in?

It is recommended that you remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water

Braces Care

How often should I brush my teeth when wearing braces?

You should brush your teeth before every meal and before bedtime when wearing braces. This helps to prevent plaque and food build-up around the braces and wires.

How do I clean my braces?

To clean your braces, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush around the braces and wires. You can also use an interdental brush or floss threader to clean between the wires and teeth.

What should I do if a bracket or wire comes loose?

Contact your orthodontist right away if a bracket or a wire comes loose. They will be able to advise you on how to proceed and may need to see you for an emergency appointment.

Retainer Care

How should I clean my retainers?

It's important to clean your retainer regularly to prevent bacteria buildup and bad odors. You can clean it with a toothbrush and toothpaste, or with a retainer cleaning solution recommended by your orthodontist.

Can I eat with my retainers in?

It's not recommended to eat with your retainer in as it can cause damage to the retainer and also increase the risk of bacteria buildup. Remove your retainer before eating and place it in its case to keep it safe.

What should I do if my retainer breaks or becomes damaged?

If your retainer breaks or becomes damaged, contact your orthodontist immediately to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, stop wearing the damaged retainer to prevent further damage to your teeth.