Orthodontic Emergencies

Most problems you may encounter in your orthodontic care are not considered a true orthodontic emergency and can be handled during regular business hours.

It’s normal for appliances to become loose or broken during your orthodontic care. If you are feeling discomfort (from a pokey wire, loose bracket, etc.) and it’s outside of normal patient hours, please review the video or print out below which should help you relieve any discomfort until we are able to see you.  


Please keep in mind that for your convenience and the convenience of scheduled patients, it is not possible to handle emergencies on a walk-in basis so please call to schedule a follow-up appointment with us during normal business hours at your earliest convenience. All emergency appointments will have to be worked in around our regularly scheduled patients and it is possible to have an increased wait time. 


If the video below doesn’t resolve the discomfort and it’s after our normal business hours, you can contact Dr. Miller on the number given to you in the folder at your records appointment. Thanks!