Dr. M. Marie Dang
3100 Princeton Pike
Building 1, Suite C
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609-896-0333
info@MercerOrtho.com

Emergency Info

What to Do in Case of Emergency

Call our office if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office. By calling us, you will allow us to create a designated time to see you.  Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call our office to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.

Loose Brackets or Bands

Call our office for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted. Or you may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clipper that has been sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

Wire Irritations

Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with a nail clipper that has been sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

Lost Separators

If you lose a separator during their treatment, please call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Discomfort with Orthodontic Treatment

During the first week after your braces are placed and routine adjustments are completed, you will feel some soreness.  You may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. Salt water rinses, or a warm wash cloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in your jaws.