Treatments

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to solve many problems yourself temporarily until you can get to our office. If there is a loose piece that you can remove, put it in a plastic bag or envelope and bring it with you to your next appointment. If your braces are poking you, put soft wax on the piece that’s sticking out. If the wire has slid to one side, you can pull it back to the other side with needle-nosed pliers, replacing it in the tube on the back tooth.

After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.

General Soreness

When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. Stick to a soft diet until your teeth do not hurt to chew. Irritated gums and other sore spots can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt-water mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. If the tenderness is severe, take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain. Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen Sodium (Naprosyn, Anaprox) actually slow the tooth movement, so it is not advisable to use them frequently while wearing braces. The lips, cheeks, and tongue may become irritated for one to two weeks as they learn a new posture and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We'll show you how!

Headgear

Sometimes discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by your orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If the facebow (metal piece) is bent, please call our office for assistance. The headgear should hurt less the more it's worn, so be sure you get in the prescribed number of hours.

Loose Appliance

If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part.

Loose Bracket

If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it if needed for comfort. If the bracket or band can be removed easily, place it in an envelope and save it to bring to your next appointment.

Loose Wire

Using a pair of tweezers or needle-nosed pliers, try to put your wire back into place. It is okay to use a piece of floss to tie the wire into place: tie the floss around the bracket in place of the missing colored o-ring. If you cannot put the wire into a comfortable position, and covering the end with wax doesn't help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If the end of the wire is still sharp place wax on it.

Poking Wire

Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it so that it is no longer poking.

5-Star Reviews

Patients come first


Everything was really nice over there. They told me I was probably gonna have two years in my braces. I finished in about a year and a half and everything looks great!!!


Gilbert Mora


Thanks to Dr. Beglin and his awesome staff my daughter Marley has the perfect smile! Nothing but a great experience during every office visit. I highly recommend Dr. Beglin’s office if you or your child need braces and want an easy, comfortable experience!


Ashley Paco


10 out of 10 great journey all together. My teeth are straight and it was quick and easy too. The employees are all nice and a little sarcastic but always fun to be around.


_Engelas _


Staff is friendly and office is efficient. Dr Beglin took care of both of our kids, and we are very happy with his care and expertise.


Mary Bassler


Beglin Orthodontics teamed up with Dr. Carkeet to help me with adult restoration treatment. I felt well cared for through the process and his team was always professional and easy to work with. I'm quite happy with the results.


Kris Passie


Dr. Beglin and the staff are amazing ! All very nice and respectful. They were always very patient and gave me all the information about my teeth. I love my smile now ! I would recommend 100%


Nayeli Gomez


The entire staff is friendly and professional. My concerns were listened to and validated and a courseOf action was determined.Having options for orthodontics in our small community is a gift. Had I done more research, I would have chosen Dr Beglin for the initial treatment. I’m amGrateful that my issues can be resolved.


Ruth Hensley


Very professional. Dr. Beglin and the staff were friendly, caring, and explained the procedure and care of the braces and my teeth at each appointment. I would recommend this office to any adult or child that is in need of orthodontic care.


Elizabeth Wagoner


Dr. Lowthorp has been amazing for years! And Dr. Beglin has done an excellent job of stepping in and providing great service. So many beautiful smiles in this town due to these folks and their dedicated team!


Pam Foster

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