You can avoid many problems with your braces by watching your diet. But if you have a problem, the best thing that you can do is to call Tooth Fairy World as soon as possible at 773-327-3331 for an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Stosich. Depending on the problem, the doctor may want to see you right away, or you might be able to wait until your next regular appointment. Here are some things you can do if you have an orthodontic emergency in Chicago, Illinois:
- If you have a wire that is broken, loose or poking out, try pushing it back into place with a pencil eraser. You can also cover it with dental wax until you can come in to the office. Be sure to talk with the orthodontist before you decide to cut the wire.
- If a bracket comes loose, cover it with dental wax to keep it from bothering you until you can come see us.
- If you have a loose a band call us for an appointment. If it comes completely off, bring it with you when you come in.
- If you lose a spacer, don’t panic. It happens from time to time and often it just means it is time to have a band placed.