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Orthodontic Issues IN Calgary NW, AB

Emergency Dentist for Orthodontic Issues

At Peak Dental Group, we understand the importance of addressing orthodontic issues promptly and effectively. Orthodontic problems can affect not only the appearance of your smile but also your overall oral health. Our experienced team is here to provide comprehensive care for all your orthodontic needs, ensuring you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Types of Orthodontic Issues

Orthodontic issues can vary widely, but some of the most common problems we see include:

  • Crowded Teeth: When there is not enough space in the mouth for teeth to align properly, they can overlap and twist.
  • Spacing Issues: Gaps between teeth can occur due to missing teeth or because the teeth are too small for the jaw.
  • Overbite: This occurs when the upper front teeth protrude significantly over the lower front teeth.
  • Underbite: This happens when the lower front teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth are too far back.
  • Crossbite: This occurs when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally.
  • Open Bite: This is characterized by a noticeable gap between the upper and lower front teeth when the back teeth are closed.
  • Misaligned Jaw: Problems with the alignment of the jaw can lead to issues with chewing, speaking, and even breathing.

Common Orthodontic Emergencies

While orthodontic treatment is generally safe and effective, emergencies can occur. Some common orthodontic emergencies include:

  • Loose Brackets: Brackets can become loose due to eating hard or sticky foods or from trauma to the mouth. If a bracket is loose, it can cause discomfort and disrupt treatment progress.
  • Poking Wires: Wires can shift and poke the inside of the mouth, causing irritation or sores. This is typically a minor issue that can be resolved quickly.
  • Lost Rubber Bands or Ligatures: These small rubber bands or metal ties hold the wire to the bracket. Losing them can delay treatment.
  • Broken or Protruding Wires: Wires can break or shift, causing discomfort or even injury to the mouth's soft tissues.
  • Mouth Sores: Orthodontic appliances can sometimes cause mouth sores, which can be painful and uncomfortable.

When to Call for an Appointment

It’s important to know when to seek professional help for orthodontic issues. Call us at Peak Dental Group if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe Pain or Discomfort: If you or your child is experiencing significant pain that cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers,.
  • Damaged or Broken Appliances: Any damage to your braces, wires, or other orthodontic appliances should be addressed promptly.
  • Infection or Swelling: Signs of infection, such as swelling, redness, or pus, should be evaluated by our team as soon as possible.
  • Persistent Problems: If minor issues, like loose brackets or poking wires, persist despite home remedies, it’s time to schedule an appointment.

At Peak Dental Group, we are committed to providing top-quality orthodontic care to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or need to schedule an appointment. Your oral health is our priority!

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