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How to Handle Orthodontic Emergencies at Home

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A dental or orthodontic emergency often requires the advice and care of an expert. However, if you need emergency orthodontic care at home, there are things you can do to make the process easier. Our team at Urban Orthodontics is highly skilled at resolving any orthodontic issue you might have. The key to handling orthodontic emergencies is to contact us as soon as possible.

What Is Considered an Orthodontic Emergency?

Dental emergencies come in many different forms. Some common emergencies include traumatic injuries like a chipped or lost tooth or a wound to the gums.

Orthodontic emergencies can include broken brackets or other appliances, pain caused by a wire or appliance, or even a swallowed bracket or appliance.

Home Remedies for Common Emergencies

Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to help alleviate some common emergencies:

Use wax to relieve pain from a poking wire.

Use a rinse for general pain or discomfort.

Take the proper dose of an over-the-counter pain medication for harsher pain.

When Should I Visit the Orthodontist?

For emergencies like a loose wire or appliance, you will likely need to contact the orthodontist for professional help. Fortunately, Dr. Chelian is among the most skilled emergency orthodontists in New Jersey. Our team is always ready to take your call to give you the help you need.

If you have an orthodontic emergency, please consider taking photos and sending them to us to evaluate. We have used this strategy virtually and remotely to help many of our patients. To do so, simply follow these steps and see the example pictures below:

Using clean hands and two clean spoons, pull open your lips and cheeks for a clear view of your teeth where the issue has occurred.

Have someone take pictures focusing on the teeth (not your face).

Take additional pictures from other angles and to show your bite.

Text or email the pictures to our office so Dr. Chelian can see the issue.

Call Our Emergency Orthodontist Today!

The Urban Orthodontics team is always ready to help. We will get your dental or orthodontic emergency handled as soon as possible. Even if the issue seems minor, you are always welcome to give us a call for the advice and care you need. Contact us today!

Our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and their families. Our office are making every effort to implement protocols to create the safest possible environment for our patients and community.

Insurance & Billing

After verification of coverage, we will agree to bill and collect from an insurance carrier. However, we ask patients to understand that if coverage ceases or changes, the patient is still responsible for the agreed-upon fee.

Whether or not you have insurance or a dental plan, we will structure a convenient payment plan that will allow you to pay for orthodontic services over a period of time that usually coincides with your treatment plan.

Why Choose Our Practice

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide you with affordable high-quality orthodontic care with payment options that suit your budget.

Our Commitment

Whether you are an adult, adolescent or child, Dr. Giri Chelian and his team are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy beautiful one!

Our Scheduling

We understand busy lifestyles that include work schedules and school schedules and we do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Our Satisfied Patients

We're so thankful to have such amazing patients that have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

Everyone is Amazing!!! I’m so glad that I’m in process with urban orthodontics because I have seen incredible results in my teeth! I’m exited to see my new smile 🙂

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4015 Palisade Ave
Union City, NJ 07087

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