Orthodontic Emergencies Brisbane QLD

When damage occurs to your braces it can be difficult to tell whether you should make another appointment or simply wait until your next appointment, particularly because there are so many already. Follow these simple instructions to determine what an orthodontic emergency is and what can be left until next time.

Broken bracket

A broken bracket is when the metal (or clear) square is no longer glued onto the tooth. This will need to be fixed as soon as possible. The bracket is necessary for the application of pressure which moves teeth. Without it, the tooth will not experience any pressure and the surrounding teeth are likely to experience a skewed pressure. This could extend treatment time if left for too long. If you have experienced a broken bracket please phone us at your convenience to arrange a repair visit. Even if you have an appointment in the next few days it is best to call and tell us the problem, if you have an after school appointment we may not have time to do the repair and you will be given another appointment.

Lost O-Ring

A lost O-ring is when a coloured ring is missing from around the bracket. If you have felt a sudden release of pressure or a pop, it is likely that you have lost an O-ring. If this happens you will need to schedule an appointment to get it replaced as soon as possible. O-rings hold the archwire in place and missing even one will reduce the pressure and subsequently the effectiveness of the treatment.

Loose band

A loose band is when the metal ring around your teeth may be moving up or down and is no longer cemented onto your tooth. If you are experiencing this, please phone us at your convenience to arrange a repair visit.

Wire poke

Sometimes wires from the brackets or arch wire can poke out, pushing into gums or cheeks. This can be fixed by a quick trim by your orthodontist. However, this can be quite uncomfortable while waiting for your appointment. Cover the sharp end with a tissue, some wax or gum, and ring us as soon as possible.

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Orthodontic emergencies Brisbane

If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency or something odd is happening with your braces, do not hesitate to call us to make an appointment. Leaving it until your next appointment may cause extended treatment time so it is important to call as soon as you notice your emergency.

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2022-03-02
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The most efficient and proffesional allied health provider I have ever been to!
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2022-01-31
Kelly Alzate
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Excellent service from the very first consultation. No hidden costs or surprises, we opted for the Sure Smile which gave my daughter fantastic results in only 12 months. Friendly and professional staff, flexible appointments that fit around school hours. Highly recommended.
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2022-01-20
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Myself and my brothers have all had braces provided by greater Springfield orthodontist and the care given to us has been exceptional. They have always been helpful in assisting the on going care to make sure our teeth stay perfect and are so very professional, absolutely great staff.
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2021-12-29
Donald Carmichael
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Highly recommend this practice, from the very first phone call, Melinda was very friendly, knowledgeable, caring and informative, explained the process for my daughters potential braces requirement and what I was up for financially. Arranged appointment quickly and on the day was highly proficient,caring and understanding. Dr Southall explained potential options simply and recommendations from his perspective. A very professional organization with friendly caring staff.
Donald Carmichael
2021-12-02
H Q
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Really inpatient, if you are 5 minutes late and you will be rescheduled to 2 months’ later date. Worst service ever.
H Q
2021-11-25
Nathan Nelson
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Great service, I highly recommend!!!
Nathan Nelson
2021-11-15
Jerome Joseph
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Highly recommend coming to Greater Springfield orthodontics. The team responses quickly for appointment times and are very caring.
Jerome Joseph
2021-11-12
Angelique Fourie
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Highly recommend. From my son's first consultation a few years ago with Dr Southall to getting braces with Dr Clare and the continued care with Sharyn, the process has been easy, well explained, and made affordable for us. The whole team at GSO has been great to deal with.
Angelique Fourie
2021-11-09
Divine
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I would like to give a very BIG thank you to Dr Natasha Clare and the rest of the amazing staff. I highly recommend Greater Springfield Orthodontics, especially for adult braces. My braces were barely visible & just took 17 months to give me the smile I wanted! The whole process was seamless and very easy going, to my surprise. The Suresmile Technology was great! The kind reception staff were very flexible with my schedule & I was never afraid to ask questions and raise any queries. The whole team was just outstanding.Thank you! 5 stars.
Divine
2021-08-16
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