At Hoskinson Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide patients of all ages with the highest level of orthodontic care in our comfortable and relaxed environment. When you are our patient, you can expect to be greeted with a smile when you visit us and receive the best possible orthodontic care from a team who loves improving smiles! We are here for you for the entire time you’re improving your smile and will work hard to solve any problems or emergencies you may have with your orthodontic appliance.
The good news is that it is rare to have a true orthodontic emergency. But if something does occur such as a broken appliance that is causing you discomfort, you can rest assured that we’re here for you so please give us a call so we can schedule an appointment for you.
Surprisingly, most problems with your braces can be remedied at home. While you wait for your appointment time, the following guidelines will help you solve any minor problems you may be experiencing. It’s important to know that if you alleviate any pain you’re feeling caused by a broken appliance that you will still need to come in for a repair appointment.
It is common for patients to lose a separator so don’t panic if it happens to you. Just give us a call to see if it needs to be replaced.
If we decide that delaying treatment is the best course of action, we’re happy to offer our complimentary Future Smiles Program. This allows for regular examinations to help monitor growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaws – all completely free! The Future Smiles Program is our way of determining the optimal time to begin treatment and helping to ensure you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
If a wire has loosened and is causing you discomfort, try putting the wire back in place using sterilized tweezers. If that does not work, place a piece of wax over the irritating part of the wire that is poking you. If you need to cut a wire, do so using clean and sterilized fingernail clippers. Just carefully snip the wire behind the last bracket it is secured to.
The team at Hoskinson Orthodontics wants your time spent wearing braces or Invisalign to be a pleasant and trouble-free time! If you have any questions just give us a call at (518) 372-3424 or contact us online as we’re always happy to hear from you!