Emergency orthodontic care

Orthodontic emergencies are dental situations that require a quick fix. Our experts at Unger Orthodontics prioritize offering solutions and ensuring you’re well taken care of for brace repairs and if you experience a broken or lost appliance. In a true emergency, please go to an emergency room immediately instead of waiting for an orthodontist appointment.

If you experience any issues with your appliance or braces, please call us at 636-939-3777 and we’ll schedule an appointment to assist you as soon as possible. We offer availability at our office in Saint Peters, Missouri.

Home remedies for minor orthodontic issues

General soreness:

Rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater mouthwash or dissolve a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water and rinse vigorously to help relieve pain or irritation after getting braces or a device adjustment.

Loose appliance:

Use dental wax to hold the device in place or place it in a Ziploc bag to bring to an appointment if it comes off.

Unsecured bracket:

Put wax on your band or bracket to keep it in place, or wrap it in tissue and schedule an appointment with us if it comes out.

Detached wire:

Use tweezers to put your wire back in place, clip the wire where it’s securely fastened behind the last tooth and apply wax.

Sore teeth:

Eat soft foods, use saltwater rinses and take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed.

Poking wire:

Place dental wax on the places of your appliance that are irritating the soft tissues in your mouth.

  • Why choose Unger as your emergency orthodontist?

    When you need treatment for orthodontic emergencies, receive peace of mind with these benefits we offer:

    • Premier care: We offer the highest care possible as Diamond or Diamond + level providers.
    • Quality treatment: Our experienced and knowledgeable team works to provide you with the best treatments for you and your family.
    • Accessible services: We provide customizable care with flexible payment options to suit your needs and preferences.
    • Outstanding patient experience: Our friendly and inviting team makes all ages feel welcome, and we’re committed to providing our patients with high-quality services.