Atención de emergencia

De vez en cuando, some patients will experience an injury to the mouth during treatment. Urgencias dentales usando llaves u otros aparatos de ortodoncia generalmente se dividen en dos categorías.


A veces, appliances might be broken or bent during your orthodontic care. If there are any disturbances, such as loose bands, loose brackets, broken or poking wires, por favor llame a nuestra oficina para una cita durante las horas de paciente. For your convenience and the convenience of scheduled patients, it is not possible to handle emergencies on a walk in basis. In the meantime, here are some helpful hints to remedy some of the problems you may encounter until our office can see you.


  • If a tie wire is irritating your mouth, cubrirlo con cera o Remétala bajo el arco de alambre con un objeto contundente como un borrador de lápiz o q-Tip.
  • A loose band or bracket can generally be left in place until seen in our office. Llame a la oficina cuando observa una banda suelto o soporte. We will schedule you to reattach the loose appliance, Si está indicado.
  • Un arco sobresaliendo a veces puede ser doblado con una eliminación de lápiz o cortar con tijeras de uñas de los pies.
  • Watch this video on YouTube that explains how to handle an orthodontic emergency.


Following a direct injury to your mouth or teeth, whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, immediately ice the injured area and you should contact your regular dentist as soon as possible. Usually an x-ray of the involved tooth or teeth is needed to determine the extent of injury. If a tooth has been displaced, knocked out, or fractured, it is best to contact your family dentist first, since we may not have the necessary materials or anesthesia required to treat these injuries. If the appliances are dislodged or displaced, we will need to replace or adjust the appliances as soon as possible, after you have seen your general dentist, depending upon the comfort level of the patient.

After Office Hours

If an orthodontic emergency arises where the patient is in pain after hours, por favor llame a nuestra oficina. Information is available regarding who to contact for further assistance.

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