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Emergency Information

What to do in case of emergency


Call our office as soon as possible 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 time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.


Loose brackets or bands


Call our office immediately for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. 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 clippers that have been washed and 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 nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.


Lost separators


It is not uncommon for a separator to become lost. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Testimonials

Our daughter Katie B. has a beautiful smile thanks to Dr. Tringas. He watched her mouth develop over several years before finally putting her in braces. He consulted with her dentist & oral surgeon many times before doing anything. When he felt her mouth was mature enough to benefit from braces he put them on her. She wore them for two years without any problems. My older children who wore braces (put on by other orthodontists) had several cavities after they finished. Katie never had a problem. He is a wonderful, kind & patient doctor. I have highly recommended him many times to my friends. They have all been very pleased. Kathy B.
I remember having braces way back in 1975, you can imagine my surprise when I found out I needed them again in 2007! I was given Dr. Tringas' name by my dentist along with several other prospects. I set up my first appointment and after speaking with Dr. Tringas and his staff I knew I had found my orthodontist. My appointments were prompt and informative. I always felt comfortable and confident with Dr. Tringas and his staff, knowing they had my best interest in mind. I recommend Dr. Tringas to all my friends and anybody looking for an orthodontist who truly cares about his patients. Dr. Tringas and his staff are committed to giving their patients the best possible orthodontic experience, and this makes me SMILE! Jane F.
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