Here are a few tips:
Contact the office at 07 8235297. If we are closed and you have tried everything below, contact Dr Vernon Kruger at 0212234959. He often goes away to remote far away places to regenerate brain cells so If he is not available Dr Sachin Sood can help. He is available at 021 639 888 or 07 839 0609. (Charges will apply)
Use wax to cover sharp areas. If this doesn't work use cotton wool or even some tissue paper may work.
- If a piece of wire is sticking out, try cutting it off with toe nail clippers or small side cutters. Be careful that the wire can't fly down your throat. Only do this if there is no chance of the wire pinging down your throat. Always use a finger over the wire to prevent it flying away. IF IN DOUBT, DON'T
- If the big inside wire has come out, try pushing it back into the slot that it fits into. If you can't get it back in, try and manage with it as it is until you can see us but if it drives you crazy and you can't get to see us, try pulling the whole thing out (forwards)
- If a bracket has come loose try and get to us as soon as possible. This is not a life threatening emergency so don't panic!!
- If you have lost your retainer, you have a problem! Now your teeth are starting to relapse. Try and get one made as soon as possible. Teeth don't seem to relapse over the weekend though, so don't call us out for that OK!! :-)