Emergency Orthodontics at Coastal Orthodontics

When it comes to orthodontic emergencies, time is of the essence. Coastal Orthodontics provides efficient and effective emergency orthodontics for our patients. Dental emergencies are often unexpected and can cause significant discomfort. That’s why our team is committed to providing swift and effective solutions through our emergency orthodontics appointments.

If you experience an orthodontic emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Coastal Orthodontics immediately. Our experienced team will work with you to address the issue and get your treatment back on track. Whether it’s a broken bracket or a poking wire, we have the expertise and resources to handle any orthodontic emergency with ease. 

Don’t hesitate to call us at 843-379-9200. Our team can assess the situation and schedule an appointment for you to come in as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of orthodontic emergencies and will do our best to accommodate you promptly.

What is Considered an Orthodontic Emergency?

An orthodontic emergency can vary from person to person, but generally, it’s any situation that causes pain or discomfort or prevents your braces from functioning properly. Some common orthodontic emergencies include:

  • Broken or loose brackets
  • Poking wires
  • Irritation from an expander or other appliance
  • Trauma to the mouth/jaw area causing damage to braces

If you experience any of these issues, it’s crucial to contact us as soon as possible. Ignoring an emergency can lead to further complications and prolong your treatment time.

What to Do in an Orthodontic Emergency?

In an orthodontic emergency, remaining calm and assessing the situation is essential. If you have a broken or loose bracket, try to save any pieces that have come off and bring them with you to your emergency appointment. If a wire is poking you, try to gently push it back into place or cover it with orthodontic wax until you can come in for an appointment.

If you’re experiencing significant pain or discomfort, taking over-the-counter pain medication as directed by your orthodontist can help alleviate symptoms until your appointment.

Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

While some orthodontic emergencies are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of experiencing one. These include:

  • Avoiding hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage brackets and wires
  • Wearing a mouthguard when participating in sports or physical activities
  • Following proper oral hygiene practices to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can weaken the teeth and cause issues with braces

In addition, it’s essential to attend regular appointments with our team for adjustments and check-ups. This allows us to catch any potential issues before they become emergencies.

Emergency Treatment at Coastal Orthodontics

We pride ourselves on providing top-notch emergency treatment for our patients. Our team is experienced in handling a wide range of orthodontic emergencies and will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable and your treatment stays on track.

From the moment you reach out to us, a dedicated staff member will guide you in managing immediate pain and set up an urgent consultation. Upon arrival, our skilled orthodontist swiftly assesses the situation with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to determine the best action. We’ll perform the necessary adjustments with precision and care. Your comfort and oral health are our utmost priority, and we’re here to restore your smile’s integrity with efficiency and compassion.

Emergency Orthodontics 

Orthodontic emergencies can be stressful and uncomfortable, but we are here to help. Whether you’re a current patient or not, don’t hesitate to contact us if you experience an orthodontic emergency. Dr. Robert Garrison and his team are committed to getting your treatment back on track and keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to orthodontic emergencies – so don’t wait; call Coastal Orthodontics immediately for assistance. 

Our treatments include metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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