Braces First Aid
True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur, we are available for you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you cannot take care of yourself. When the office is closed, Dr. Valley and her assistants are on call and can be reached on their cell phone. If Dr. Valley is out of town, she has a local orthodontist who will be available to take care of your emergency needs.
You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself. If you are able to alleviate your discomfort on your own, it is very important that you still call our office to inform us of the problem and to schedule an appointment for us to assess the situation.
If you have a damaged appliance, but it is not causing you discomfort, we advise you still call our office to inform us of the situation, so that we may schedule a regular appointment with you to take care of your appliance. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions in your treatment plan.