Emergency Care and Help videos

We understand that accidents can happen with orthodontics or sometimes you just need a little help remembering how to care for your appliances. Our goal is to keep your treatment on schedule and make you as comfortable as possible. The following videos provide easy instructions for solutions to problems you may be experiencing with your braces. If you continue to have problems after trying the solutions, please contact our office.

Braces Problems

Irritation? Use wax to cushion.

If a loose brace leads to a poking wire, please call the office.

If Dr. Emerson has you wearing a rubber band to the loose brace, please call the office.

If a loose brace is not causing discomfort, Dr. Emerson will evaluate at the following visit to determine if the brace needs to be replaced.

Loose Brace

Wire Problems

Long wire? Feed the wire back into braces using tweezers or use nail clippers cleaned with alcohol to trim.

Just can’t get it? Please call the office for an appointment and use wax for comfort until your appointment.

Wire Emergency

Arch Expander

Cleaning Your Braces


I have hated my teeth since I can remember! Finally just after my 50th birthday I can smile and be proud of my teeth! No more putting my hand over my mouth or smiling without teeth! I got my braces off today (after only 11 months worn)!!! Thank you Dr. Emerson and Thanks to your wonderful staff!!! Everyone there is wonderful. Dr. Emerson you did exactly what you said you would do and it looks better than I could have ever imagined!!! Thank you!!


I previously worked in the dental field myself for 25 years so I'm pretty picky when it comes to doctors. Emerson Orthodontics "had me at hello"! Aside from being extremely efficient, the doctor and his (obviously well picked) staff are warm, welcoming and friendly. The exact type of office I would have enjoyed working with! Which explains why I chose them for myself and my children's orthodontic treatment!!

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