Broken or loose appliances may occur during your orthodontic care. If there is any disturbance such as loose bands or broken or poking wires, call our office as soon as possible so we can evaluate the urgency of the problem and schedule you to be seen accordingly. If you need assistance outside business hours, please call our office and our voicemail will give you instructions on what to do and whom to call. In the interim, the following are helpful hints to remedy some of the problems you may encounter until you can be seen in our office:
- If a wire is irritating your mouth, cover it with orthodontic wax or tuck it under using a blunt object like a pencil eraser or a Q-tip.
- A bent headgear facebow or removable appliance that is not fitting well is not to be worn until it can be properly adjusted in our office. Call the office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to have the headgear or appliance adjusted.
If you have any questions, or you need to schedule an appointment, please call our office:
- Orland Park: (708) 349-1740
- Oak Forest: (708) 687-4280