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Ortho Specific Emergencies

When an orthodontic emergency arises, addressing the issue in a timely manner can produce the best outcomes for our patients. Issues such as loose brackets, wire irritation, or lost separators are common orthodontic emergencies that can arise during the course of treatment. When these issues come to fruition, they can cause discomfort and require prompt attention.

Orthodontic-specific emergency services are vital in addressing these concerns efficiently and effectively. Our specialized orthodontic emergency services cater to the unique needs of our orthodontic patients, providing timely solutions to maintain the progress of your orthodontic treatment and ensure that your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile remains as smooth as possible.

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Loose Bracket

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A loose bracket is a common orthodontic issue that occurs while wearing braces. If not promptly addressed, your treatment could experience a setback that could take months to rectify. By addressing the problem quickly, you can ensure your orthodontic treatment remains on track while reducing the risk of experiencing discomfort.

Common reasons brackets become loose:

  • Injury or trauma to the mouth
  • Eating hard foods
  • Biting down hard directly on one of the lower braces
  • Aggressive or improper oral hygiene practices
  • Low bond strength of the bracket to the tooth from tissue inflammation or contamination with saliva during the bonding procedure.

Wire Irritation

model of teeth with braces

Wire irritation typically occurs when the wire secured into your brackets becomes loose, breaks, or pops out of the brackets. If not addressed promptly, this can lead to discomfort, cuts, sores, and infection. The most common reasons you may experience wire irritation is the result of:

  • Eating foods not appropriate when receiving braces treatment, such as hard and/or sticky foods
  • Injury or trauma to the mouth
  • Poking and prodding at your braces

Wire irritation is not a cause for panic. However, it is an issue you will want to address quickly to reduce aversive side effects that can easily lead to more serious problems and discomfort. Absolute Dental is available to address your orthodontic emergency needs.

Lost Separator

3d render of rubber separators between teethSeparators are small rubber bands or metal rings placed between teeth to create space for the subsequent placement of orthodontic bands. Separators are designed to be temporary, but they occasionally become dislodged or fall out prematurely. This can happen due to factors such as:

  • Aggressive or vigorous flossing
  • Chewing sticky foods
  • Natural movement of teeth
  • Trauma or injury to the mouth

If you lose a separator, it is important to notify your orthodontist as quickly as possible. The absence of a separator can negatively impact future planned orthodontic adjustments, and immediate replacement may be necessary to support the proper spacing between teeth. Contacting your orthodontist immediately can ensure your treatment plan stays on track and that your teeth are adequately prepared for the next phase of your orthodontic journey.

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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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Our expertly trained dental professionals are here to help ensure your orthodontic experience is as stress and pain-free as possible. We are prepared to ensure every bracket is secure and remedy any that are not before it causes more prolonged issues. Our friendly dental clinic has the experience and expertise to complete your orthodontic treatment successfully.

FAQs

Yes! A broken wire would be considered an orthodontic emergency due to its aversive effects. It can cause an incredible amount of discomfort, as well as sores, cuts, and infections.

Orthodontic emergencies are situations that occur where you cannot wait for your next scheduled appointment. These situations include but are not limited to:

  • Severe trauma
  • Bleeding
  • Atypical discomfort
  • Signs of infection
  • Cuts or sores

Emergency Dental Care At Absolute Dental

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At Absolute Dental, we strive to ensure our patients receive the best care possible, including care related to orthodontic emergencies. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and the quality of care we provide.

Orthodontic emergencies should never go untreated; we are here to ensure they do not. Every patient deserves the best care available, especially in situations that may be constituted as an emergency.

Other ways we help our patients receive the best care is including financial options to ensure you can get the best treatment available, such as:

For all your orthodontic emergencies, including emergency braces removal, book your appointment with Absolute Dental! (844) 8‑SMILE‑NOW
(844) 876‑4536

References:

Larson, J. (2020). Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontic Spacers for Braces.
Seladi-Schulman, J. (2021). What to do if your braces wire broke and is poking you.
Watson, S. (2022). What to do about loose braces.


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Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
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1860 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Phone Number: (702) 843-0946

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3830 East Flamingo Road Ste E2
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
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3674 East Sunset Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
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8380 West Cheyenne Avenue ste 102
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
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6122 West Lake Mead Boulevard ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
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8430 Farm Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
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4035 South Durango Drive 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Phone Number: (702) 843-0921

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169 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
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9400 South Eastern Avenue 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
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Sat: 7:00am - 1:00pm
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945 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Phone Number: (702) 825-0581

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Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Phone Number: (702) 843-5039

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Phone Number: (702) 848-7760

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Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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4469 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Phone Number: (702) 848-7760

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
Phone Number: ​(702) 839-5030

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Wed: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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3226 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Phone Number: (702) 648-6800

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone Number: (702) 735-4470

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Phone Number: (702) 309-0909

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
Phone Number: (702) 605-9120

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Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
Phone Number: (702) 551-4128

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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Sunday: Closed

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
Phone Number: (702) 476-2700

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Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Phone Number: (702) 330-8952

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Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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7520 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Phone Number: (702) 384-7200

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Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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6910 South Rainbow Boulevard Suite 104
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Phone Number: (702) 395-0157

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