After Hours Care

Do you ever feel like the only time you need help is at night or on weekends when the people you need help from are not open? Yeah – we get it. That’s why you’ll always be able to reach us when you really need us. The good news is – there’s almost no issue you’ll ever be faced with that you can’t handle, no pain you can’t alleviate, and no concern you can’t take care of temporarily with a little “MacGyver-ing” at home and some guidance from us.

Loose Bracket

If the bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If it’s uncomfortable, cover with was. If it comes out completely, bring it with you to the next appointment. Never connect elastics to a loose bracket.

Lost Tie Wire Or Elastic Band

Please call the office to ask if an appointment is necessary. Be sure to notify the assistant at your next appointment.

Soreness From Braces

Rinse with warm saltwater. If necessary, take the same pain reliever you would for a headache or muscle pain. Drinking or eating something cold can also provide temporary relief.

Pokey Wire Or Soft Tissue Irritation

If you can cover the source of irritation (the wire end of the bracket) with orthodontic wax, this should get you through until we are open and can see you during business hours.