Emergency Orthodontic Treatment in ABQ
Ohana Orthodontics provides Orthodontic Emergencies in Albuquerque, NM. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 505-738-6406.
What Is Emergency Orthodontics?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could plan ahead for an orthodontic emergency?
Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. Emergencies tend to happen when you least expect them – and usually at the most inconvenient moment.
With orthodontic treatment, you have a lot of hardware and appliances that are placed in the mouth to align bites, adjust teeth, and so forth. Sometimes a breakage happens other times loosening may occur, etc. There are so many possibilities you never know what you may encounter.
The important thing is to know that if you have an emergency, you should call our office as soon as possible at 505-738-6406. We can then assess the situation and determine whether we should schedule the next available appointment or if you need to be seen immediately.
Why Choose Ohana Orthodontics?
There are many different things that can happen at home when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment – and we are here for you for all of them. If you experience a breakage or the loosening of any appliances, know that we are here to help you get back to feeling comfortable.
Some common issues that may feel like emergences, but can often be treated at home or wait until a scheduled appointment are:
- Loose bands or brackets
- Ligatures coming off
- Irritated cheeks
- Food stuck in braces
- Wire out of place
- Sores in mouth
Regardless of what you are dealing with, give us a call. If we can walk you through it to avoid missing school or work, we will. And if we need you to come in, we will meet you at the office.
At Ohana Orthodontics, we want you to know that we are here to support you throughout your orthodontic treatment. That’s why when an emergency arises – which it may – we want you to know that you can count on us.
We have immediate assistance during business hours and have a messaging service for after-hours emergency calls. Sometimes what feels like an actual emergency isn’t really one at all. By effectively communicating with our patients and being available for them during their time of distress, we are able to offer solutions and relief as quickly as possible.
Review the topics below for solutions to some common non-emergency problems:
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 505-738-6406.