Expert Orthodontic Emergency Care in Newton, MA

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Premier Orthodontic Emergency Services in Newton, MA, by Waban Dental Group

At Waban Dental Group, we specialize in delivering top-notch orthodontic emergency care to residents of Newton, MA, and the neighboring communities. Orthodontic emergencies can happen to anyone – children, teens, or adults – and while some situations are preventable, others are unexpected and require immediate attention.

Preparing for an Orthodontic Emergency: A Guide

Orthodontic Emergency

To ensure you’re well-prepared for any orthodontic emergency, follow these essential tips:

  • Familiarize yourself with the instructional materials provided by your orthodontist.
  • Avoid hard or crunchy foods that can damage your orthodontic appliances.
  • Always have orthodontic wax handy to manage discomfort.
  • Use a mouthguard during sports to protect your braces or aligners.
  • Regular orthodontic appointments are crucial for monitoring your treatment progress.
  • Daily inspections of your mouth for any loose or broken appliances are advisable.
  • Keep your previous set of alignment trays accessible in case of emergencies.

Navigating Orthodontic Emergencies: Solutions at Your Fingertips

When it comes to orthodontic care, emergencies can arise unexpectedly, causing discomfort and concern. At Waban Dental Group, we understand the importance of addressing these issues promptly and effectively. Our dedicated team is equipped to handle a wide range of orthodontic emergencies, ensuring that residents of Newton, MA, and surrounding areas receive the best possible care. Whether it’s a broken bracket, a misplaced aligner, or discomfort from braces, we’re here to provide you with practical solutions and professional guidance every step of the way.

1. Handling Wire Discomfort

Should an orthodontic wire cause discomfort by poking your lip or cheek, take immediate action to mitigate pain. You can trim the offending wire with sterilized nail clippers, use a pencil eraser to gently bend the wire away, or apply orthodontic wax over it. These temporary solutions can provide relief until you can visit our office.

2. Managing Sores from Braces

If a bracket detaches, avoid using that section of your mouth for chewing and, if possible, remove the loose bracket gently. Not every broken bracket necessitates an emergency visit, but consult with us for the best course of action and to schedule a repair appointment.

3. What to Do with a Broken Bracket

Initial weeks with braces might bring irritation or sores as your mouth adjusts to the metal appliances. Applying orthodontic wax to the affected areas can provide relief. Remember, it’s important to allow your mouth to adapt, but persistent open wounds or irritation should be examined by your dentist promptly.

4. Cracked or Broken Alignment Tray Solutions

For minor damages to an aligner, continuing its use might be possible. However, significant cracks or breaks could lead to tissue injuries and require professional advice on whether to proceed with the current aligner, revert to a previous one, or advance to the next in your treatment plan.

5. Lost Aligner Protocol

Misplacing an aligner can disrupt your treatment progress. Depending on your treatment stage, we may advise reverting to a previous aligner, advancing to the next, or ordering a replacement. Quick action is essential to prevent any setbacks.

6. Addressing Warped or Broken Retainers

Exposure to heat or accidental drops can damage retainers. Do not attempt repairs yourself; contact us for guidance. With advancements like 3D scanning, replacements can often be ordered without an in-office visit.

Immediate Assistance for Orthodontic Pain

In the event of an orthodontic emergency, such as discomfort from braces or wire issues, Waban Dental Group is here to provide prompt, compassionate care. Contact us for same-day appointments to address your urgent needs.

working hours

Mon- Thurs: 7am – 6pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm By Appointment

Dental Emergency Coverage

7 Days A Week: 8am – 10pm

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If your child is due for a dental exam and/or cleaning, contact Waban Dental Group. We happily accept new patients and we offer convenient hours to accommodate your schedule. Our office is well equipped with the latest technology and knowledgeable staff. Even if your child is a little older or if it has been years since their last checkup, contact us! Our team will recommend treatment plans that best suit your child’s needs. Call (617) 527-6061 or request an appointment below. 

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Payment & Insurance

We are pleased to be in-network with Delta Dental Premier. Speak with our knowledgeable team to discuss your insurance & payment options today. Our friendly staff will work with you to make payment for your treatment convenient and simple.

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Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (By Appointment Only)
Sunday Closed

Dental Emergency Coverage

7 Days A Week 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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