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Emergency Care Tips

Please visit your local medical institution if a serious facial injury occurs.
Most orthodontic "emergencies" are minor and can be handled at home with various household tools. Most orthodontic appliances are made of surgical stainless steel and it takes some time for the soft tissues of the mouth to adjust. Use the wax that is provided only for sharp or poking issues. Please allow the mouth time to adjust to the appliances. Tongue, lip, and cheek soreness is common and normal.

Loose band:if able to remove with finger tips, remove and place in small plastic bag. Call the office for a repair appointment and remember to bring the band. If unable to remove the band, call the office for a repair appointment.

Loose bracket:if able to remove with finger tips, remove and place in small plastic bag. Call the office for a repair appointment and remember to bring the band. If unable to remove the band, call the office for a repair appointment.

Poking arch wire: use a cuticle nipper or toenail clipper to cut the wire as close to the nearest bracket. If sharp, cover the area with a small amount of wax or a moistened paper towel or tissue.

Poking ligature wire: use the eraser on the back end of a pencil to carefully push the "tail" of the ligature wire back in place.

Food Restrictions

Once any orthodontic appliances are placed, we askBraces-Diagram that the patient avoid chewing gum and eating sticky candy (tootsie rolls, starbursts, etc). Eating these foods can cause bands to become loosened and create unnecessary repair appointments and prolonged treatment.

Once brackets are on the front teeth, we ask that patients avoid eating foods that must be eaten by using the front teeth (corn on the cob, meat on bones, apples, etc). These foods may be eaten, however, we ask that they are made into bite size pieces and placed into the mouth to avoid bracket breakage.

Payment Information

The cost for orthodontic treatment varies from case to case. Some factors include:

  • the age of the patient
  • length of treatment necessary
  • severity of the case.

The fees will be discussed at consultation.

Active Treatment: the office will offer a payment plan for all orthodontic treatments. A typical payment plan would be 1/3 of the total cost of active treatment due at the start up appointment, then monthly payments for the duration of active treatment.

Retention: 1/2 of total cost due at impression appointment, balance due upon insertion of appliances.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks, and cash. Insurance information will be discussed at the time of first consultation.

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Michael Arvystas‚ DMD
CONTACT
New York City Location

24 Washington Square North
New York‚ NY 10011
212-777-9977

New Jersey Location

10 Broadway
Denville‚ NJ 07834
973-625-1234

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