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Emergency Orthodontic Care

in Orland Park, IL

At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we understand that taking care of your teeth is important for your health and your self-confidence. That’s why we strive to address any immediate issues or questions related to care for your smiles while wearing braces or Invisalign. If you or your child are experiencing pain or discomfort related to your orthodontic treatment, please contact us immediately.

Orthodontic

Emergencies

There are some instances that require immediate attention and a trip to your Orland Park orthodontist. If you experience any of the following issues related to your orthodontic treatment, please call our office at (708) 403-2626 right away:

  • Extreme tooth or jaw pain
  • Loose wire
  • Loose bracket
  • Poking wire
  • Broken bracket
Emergencies

At-Home

Solutions

Many orthodontic issues can be temporarily remedied at home. Here are a few at-home solutions to common issues:

If a braces wire is too long, broken, crooked, or loose, it can scrape up the inside of your mouth. Apply wax to the area or move the end of the wire with an eraser to reduce irritation until Dr. Sonneveld can fix the issue further. In extreme cases, cut the wire with a pair of nail clippers that have been sterilized in alcohol. If in doubt, please call our office – we are happy to answer your questions and help you make an emergency appointment.

Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever can also help relieve jaw discomfort and soreness due to braces. You can also apply a heating pad or warm washcloth for orthodontic-related discomfort.

If you are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort from Invisalign, you may choose to remove the aligners until you can get in for an appointment. However, the longer they remain off your teeth, the longer it will take to realign them, so be sure to call Sonneveld Orthodontics right away to set up an appointment to address the issue.

for Emergency Treatment Today

Contact Sonneveld Orthodontics

for Emergency Treatment Today

In the case of a braces or orthodontic-related emergency, call us immediately at (708) 403-2626, even if you have a future appointment scheduled. If you have further questions regarding braces or any Invisalign services, contact our team of orthodontists to schedule an appointment. We are here to help with any issues or questions you may have, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

COVID-19 Update for our Patients:

Our office is now open! In order to ensure our patients’ & staff’s safety, we have implemented some changes to our office procedures, in compliance with government mandates.

Please take a look at our updated office procedures to prepare for your appointment. If you have any questions, please give us a call or text us at (708) 403-2626. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We are now offering virtual consultations! If you are interested in a no-obligation smile assessment, visit our information page here.