What To Do In A Braces Emergency


Call our office. We will make the next available appointment with you. For loose bands, brackets, broken or poking wires, here are some comfort measures that may alleviate discomfort until your appointment:

  • Cover loose tie wires with beeswax or tuck it away from your gums with a blunt object such as a pencil eraser or cotton-tipped swab.
  • Bend broken or poking archwires with a pencil eraser, or cut them with nail clippers.
  • Loose bands or brackets can usually be left in place until you are able to be seen.
  • For any other concerns, call our office for a consultation.

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Apply ice and contact your dentist first. If a tooth is damaged or knocked out, your dentist may need to treat the injury before we can repair any damage to the appliance connected to that tooth or teeth. If an appliance is dislodged, we will repair or replace the appliance after any treatments by your general dentist.

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  • Dr. Parker and his staff are great—so kind and professional. I especially appreciate being able to schedule both kids at the same time. Their smiles are now extra sparkly—and so is mine! Invisalign as an adult is easy-peasy and totally worth it.

    Michele Johnson
  • Quick, easy, and flexible. Overall a great experience and my teeth look much better. I really appreciate their nice staff and would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

  • I had both my children in braces at the same time. The staff was very helpful to work around my busy schedule to make sure that both children could be seen on the same day to keep the number of trips to Ellensburg at minimal. Great friendly staff too! Thank you to Dr. Parker and his staff for bringing beautiful smiles on my two teenagers.

    Brett Simpson
  • Dr. Parker and his staff have been absolutely wonderful. Always friendly and professional. As an adult I was a little nervous about getting braces but I am so happy I did!! Very happy with the results!

    Shaun Montgomery
  • Dr Parker did wonders with my boys' teeth! Great communication & compassionate care!

    Laura Landon
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  • Fabulous! Absolutely amazing staff and environment. I feel so welcome every time I come here. They are very efficient and friendly.

    Nicole Matthews
  • Highly recommend coming here whether you are a kid,teen or adult! I am glad I didnt go anywhere else. They are super nice especially when I have to reschedule! Amazing staff and lovely office! It is so fun to see how much they decorate on every holiday! oh and they have a kid friendly area that they can play in for those adults who bring their kids with them!

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  • Many of us reflect on the blessings we have received during this year. How grateful I am that I can cite my experience with Parker Orthodontics and his staff at North Prague Street Ellensburg as among my blessings! From my very first visit at the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable both by the friendly competence of the staff and the pleasant environment of the office itself. Dr. Parker and their staff inspires the utmost confidence by their smile which is so wide that it seems apt to describe it as extending "from sea to shining sea" and by their wealth of knowledge, skill, and professionalism. Kudos and the highest recommendation to Dr. Parker and everyone at Parker Orthodontics!

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