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Orthodontic Emergencies

You can depend on Dr. Iaculli to promptly handle your orthodontic emergency in Marietta. True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they do occur our office is available to help you. If you are experiencing pain from your braces or other orthodontic appliance, call our office as soon as possible for an orthodontic treatment. We will evaluate the urgency of the problem and schedule a time to be seen as soon as possible. Dr. Iaculli offers the following tips to remedy minor problems at home while you are waiting to be seen in our office.

Loose Band

If the band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and put wax on it to reduce irritation. If your band or bracket comes out completely, safely wrap it in tissue and bring it to your appointment.

Loose Wire

Try to place the wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip wire with fingernail clippers behind last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.

Poking Wire

You can try pushing a poking wire back down using a spoon or pencil eraser. Wax can also be used to eliminate gum and cheek irritation.

Loose Appliance

If your appliance, such as an expander, is loose try to temporarily push it back on to the tooth or remove it entirely.

General Soreness

Warm salt-water rinses and non-prescription pain reliever can alleviate general soreness that is common after braces are first put on or tightened.

After relieving your discomfort, it is important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Ignoring an orthodontic emergency and allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time can disrupt your treatment plan. Dr. Iaculli recommends that patients use proper caution and care when wearing braces, such as avoiding certain foods and resisting the urge to play with or poke your orthodontic appliances with your fingers, tongue or any other object. We want to help you avoid orthodontic emergencies so that your treatment is as effective and comfortable as possible.

At East Cobb Orthodontics, your smile is important to us. Whether you are experiencing minor discomfort from your braces or you suffered an unfortunate injury or mouth trauma, we can help you quickly. Contact us right away for the dependable, excellent care you need today.

Our Patient Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 227 reviews

My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

Sophia B.

East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

Isabella S.

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