Emergency Dentist For
Orthodontic Issues in Houston, TX


Orthodontic emergencies are rare but can happen. A Dental Care is equipped to deal with a variety of orthodontic emergencies. Therefore, when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you should have an emergency kit that includes:

  • Tweezers
  • Cotton swabs
  • Pencils
  • Wax for braces

These tools can be used if something happens and you are unable to immediately get to the dentist’s office.

Types of Orthodontic Issues

There are several types of alignment issues that are treated with orthodontics, including:
  • Underbite: when the lower jaw extends past the upper jaw
  • Overbite: when the upper jaw extends past the lower jaw
  • Crossbite: when some teeth from the upper jaw overlap the lower
  • Open bite: when the front teeth do not make contact when the jaw is closed
  • Diastema: when there is a gap between teeth, usually the top front two teeth
Orthodontics such as braces and Invisalign are typically used to treat these issues. In most cases, treatment goes smoothly with no issues. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
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Common Orthodontic Emergencies

Just like other dental emergencies, an orthodontic emergency usually happens without warning. Some of the most common orthodontic emergencies include:
  • Broken or damaged wires or brackets
  • Loose brackets
  • Missing rubber bands
  • Mouth sores/rubbing irritations
  • Accidents

When to call for an appointment

While there are some at-home solutions for dealing with some orthodontic emergencies, you should always call when you have one. The team at A Dental Care will take the time to learn about your situation and determine if you need immediate treatment or if you can wait until a regular appointment. Emergency treatment is critical if your emergency involves a swallowed appliance or extreme pain and bleeding.
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