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First aid for problems with braces

What to do in case of pain or problems with the (invisible) braces ? If you have just had your fixed or invisible braces fitted, you may experience temporary pain. The teeth first have to get used to the gentle movement. Particularly when chewing hard foods, you then feel the tension, which can manifest itself as bite sensitivity. The time needed for the patient to get used to the new braces varies from person to person. It comprises approx. 1 to 2 weeks.
If necessary, you can use an analgesic after consulting the doctor. (Otherwise, please follow the manufacturer's dosage instructions).
As a first aid in case of pain or problems with the (fixed or invisible) braces, you will find the first answers to your questions at the bottom of the page under FAQ.
If the following instructions for First Aid for Braces do not help you, please feel free to contact us anytime Mon- Fri. ( see dates: here )

What to do in case of pain or problems with braces outside office hours ?

We are Mo to Fr loud Ordination hours reachable. If we do not pick up immediately, we ask you to try again by phone after a certain time.

FOR LINZIn cases of acute pain outside normal surgery hours (after 18:00), as well as on weekends and public holidays, please contact the Linz Emergency Dental Service Center at the UKH, Garnisonstraße 7, 4017 Linz, Tel. no.: 0732/785877.

FOR VIENNA: Vienna has its own night, weekend and holiday services. For more info see link here: Austrian Dental Association.

FAQ First Aid Braces

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Try shortening the protruding piece of wire with a small pair of pliers. In the worst case, the wire can also be shortened further forward. The cut piece of wire should then be removed. Please then arrange an inspection appointment with us as soon as possible.

It is best to try to bend away the disturbing small piece of wire with your finger. If you cannot reach the spot well with your finger, you can use the eraser side of a pencil or a small pair of tweezers.

If a bracket has come loose,
it should be reattached as soon as possible (1 to maximum 2 weeks later). Otherwise, tooth positions that have already been reached may be reset. This in turn leads to a massive extension of the treatment time.

In case of loosening of a bracket, we would like to ask you to immediately make an appointment with us for reattachment. NOnly by means of a properly fixed appliance can the treatment goal be achieved.

If a bracket has become completely detached from the wire bow
- Remove with tweezers or finger, make appointment and bring bracket

Is the bracket still on the wire
- leave everything as it is, if it is twisted you can try to turn it over carefully with tweezers.

If brackets are swallowed
- No reason for concern

However, if brackets have been inhaled and breathing problems occur
- Call an emergency doctor immediately!

It is best to change to the next splint immediately. Then wear it until it fits perfectly again and no more pressure is felt. If you do not have the next splint ? Please change to the previous splint and make an appointment in the office.

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If the splint tears a little, simply continue wearing it. After the agreed wearing time, change to the next splint. If the splint is completely broken: It is best to switch to the next possible splint. If this is not possible, please continue wearing the splint parts until you receive new splints.

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