If you are experiencing a medical emergency such as a severe allergic reaction, swelling that is increasing rapidly, difficulty breathing or inability to swallow, please call 911 or get immediate medical attention!
Generally, the office is open 6 days a week and only closed on Fridays. This office has a 24 hour a day answering service whenever we can’t answer the phones. The service can also schedule an appointment for treatment of the orthodontic problem. They contact Dr. Shpuntoff immediately if necessary.
At the start of your orthodontic care, our office will review with you how to handle most cases of broken or loose braces, as well as irritations due to your appliances. While some situations can be adequately managed until your next scheduled visit, others will require immediate professional attention. Keep in mind that loose and damaged orthodontic appliances are often the result of eating the wrong foods or harmful oral habits such as biting your nails or chewing on ice, pencils, and pens. However, there are occasions when even with normal usage and good care, a brace will break.
Common orthodontic concerns may include:
If you are concerned about whether or not your problem needs to be treated before your next appointment, please call the office and we will be happy to assist you.