Emergencies

Premier Middletown, Centerville & Springboro Braces Treatment

v-braces1Sprowls Orthodontics is proud to provide premier, high-quality orthodontic treatment and care for kids, teens and adults in and around Springboro, Centerville and Middletown, OH. Dr. Sprowls is dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives individual, personalized care with a custom-made treatment plan that is set to fit his/her specific orthodontic needs. Our cutting-edge office stays on top of the latest advancements and trends in the orthodontic industry to ensure that we are always providing the best possible care. Our highly trained team strives to keep a caring, comfortable, family friendly office environment for all patients.

At Sprowls Orthodontics, we offer a variety of orthodontic solutions beyond traditional braces. We provide state-of-the-art treatments, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Middletown, Centerville, and Springboro, OH and the surrounding communities. No matter your orthodontic case, we have high quality, affordable solutions to help you or your loved one achieve a healthy smile.

Although we are providing you the best orthodontic care possible, emergency situations do occur. To learn more about what to do in case of an emergency read more below.

What To Do In Case Of Emergency

If you experience a broken or loose appliance, we recommend you call our office as soon as possible so we can find a time to see you and fix the issue appropriately. Even if you already have an appointment scheduled with us for a regular check-up, tightening, or any other reason, we ask that you give us a call immediately to notify us if you are need of an appliance repair as well. Please do not come directly to our office as we will need to create a time slot so we can give you our full, undivided attention.

Some common emergency issues we see include loose brackets or bands, wire irritations, lost separators, and discomfort with your orthodontic treatment. Please read more below to learn how to react to and treat these common problems.

Loose Brackets or Bands

If you notice that one of your brackets or wires is loose or broken, please call our office immediately as the bracket or wire may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. If you experience a loose or broken bracket, band, or wire, after our office has closed or on the weekends, you may need to cut the wire or slide a bracket off of a wire on your own to lessen your discomfort until you are able to be seen by Dr. Sprowls. To do so, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed thoroughly and sterilized in alcohol. If this happens, please call our office the next business day so that we may treat your issue properly.

Wire Irritations

If you find that a wire is poking or scraping on the inside of your mouth, it can often be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If you are not able to move the wire, try covering the sharp part with a small piece of wax. If you are experiencing pain or major discomfort from the wire, you can cut it on your own with sterilized nail clippers. If you are not able to resolve the wire irritation on your own, please call our office to schedule an appointment and we will be able to fix it for you.

Lost Separators

We understand that things get lost. In fact, many patients lose a separator during their treatment. If this happens, do not worry about losing it, but please call our office to find out if it needs to be replaced.

Discomfort With Orthodontic Treatment

It is often common to experience some discomfort throughout your orthodontic treatment. This is especially true in the first few weeks when your braces are first put on, or when routine adjustments and tightening are made. To reduce soreness, try applying a warm wash cloth or heating bad to the area. Additionally, you may take acetaminophen, or any other non-aspirin pain relievers, as you adjust to your new braces.

Visit Us in Middletown, Springboro or Centerville to repair your Braces

It’s important to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. If you have a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call our orthodontics office immediately so we can repair the issue. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Whether you are interested in kids braces or adult orthodontics in Middletown, Centerville and Springboro, OH, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help and look forward to hearing from you soon!