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Common Orthodontic Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Sore Mouth Marietta GA

Taking care of your teeth during your orthodontic treatment will ensure you get the results you want after your braces are removed. For the most part all will be well but there may be times orthodontic emergencies arise that are out of your control. In these cases, you will need to schedule an appointment to have it fixed.

What is an Orthodontic Emergency?

If you find that you are experiencing any pain or discomfort outside of the normal soreness from an adjustment, we may need to see you.

Here are 3 examples to help you determine if it’s an emergency and how you can handle them.

  1. Broken Bracket – If a bracket is broken or loose, you should have it fixed as soon as possible. If the bracket is still connected to the wire, great, you can leave it there. If it has fallen out, but you still have it, bring it with you to your appointment because we can re-use that bracket if it is in good condition.
  2. Poking Wire – If a small portion of your wire is poking into your cheek, it can be very uncomfortable. You can use orthodontic wax to cover it up, then come in, and we can trim it for you and have you on your way.
  3. Broken Spring or Appliance – If your springs or appliance has come out of your mouth, just like with a bracket, book an appointment as soon as possible to come in and have it re-inserted again.

If you still have any questions about orthodontic treatments, call us at William R. Kincer Orthodontics. We proudly serve families throughout the Marietta, GA area.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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Based on 19 reviews

  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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