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Patient’s Area & After Care Advice

Most orthodontic treatment is carried out without any ensuing discomfort or issues. In the rare occurrence that you do experience some discomfort or issue with your brace please refer to our guide below for existing patients.

IF YOUR TEETH ARE SORE AFTER A VISIT

You may need to take an anti-inflammatory such as Nurofen or another ibuprofen based medicine.

IF YOUR BRACES CAUSE WIRE IRRITATION

Try moving the wire from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser on the end of a pencil. If the wire will not move, try covering at the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax or sugar-free chewing gum.

IF THE MAIN WIRE OR A BRACKET COMES LOOSE

Please call our practice during working hours to schedule a repair appointment.

IF YOUR RETAINER IS BROKEN OR LOST

Call the practice to arrange an appointment for new impressions for a new replacement retainer as soon as possible in order to avoid undue tooth shift.

IF AN APPLIANCE COMES LOOSE

e.g. Habit breaker and bonded wires. Call the practice during working hours to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience or leave a message if out of hours. Loose appliances may be temporarily secured using wax or sugar-free chewing gum.

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IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT OR TRAUMA TO YOUR TEETH OR JAW

Generally, if braces are in place these protect the teeth. However, the lips may be cut by the brackets. Advice should be obtained from your general dentist as soon as possible. Please contact the practice during working hours to let us know your situation.

Finally, if you feel uncomfortable trying to resolve the emergency or are unsure how to handle the emergency, please contact us. In serious cases or out of hours you may contact the mobile answering service on 07516 394 679.