If you or your child wears braces, it is important to know whom you can turn to for braces-related emergencies. Our Greenwich emergency orthodontist, Dr. Victor Pardi, is here to provide assistance during any number of different orthodontic predicaments. We would like to take the opportunity to inform you about some common orthodontic emergencies and what to do if you find yourself in the midst of one.
One orthodontic emergency that our patients often visit our Greenwich emergency orthodontist with is when a ligature breaks off. The ligatures are the small rubber bands that stretch around your brace’s brackets. If one ligature breaks or pops off, it is likely that others around it will begin to fall off too, so you should contact our Greenwich emergency orthodontist as soon as possible so that you can come in and Dr. Pardi can replace them. Another related orthodontic issue that happens occasionally is one of the brackets breaking off. This usually occurs as a result of trauma to the face and mouth. If a bracket breaks, you should also visit Dr. Pardi as soon as possible. In fact, if you ever experience facial trauma while wearing braces, you should always visit our Greenwich emergency orthodontist after right away, even if you do not think any damage to your braces has occurred. There may have been damage that you are unaware of that could inhibit your treatment process, and so it is best to allow Dr. Pardi to make sure everything about your braces is in tact. Other issues that Dr. Pardi can help with include: mouth irritation from braces, protruding wires, lost ligatures, and any other orthodontic related problem that you may encounter. Our friendly staff works hard to accommodate emergency patients in a time efficient and orderly manner.
If you are interested in learning more about what our Greenwich emergency orthodontist can do for you, we invite you to visit Dr. Pardi’s information webpage. We have provided a wealth of supplementary information for our patients there. If you have a specific question or concern that you would like to discuss, or if you would like to book an appointment, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or online.