After Hours Care


It seems like an unwritten rule that things happen on weekends or at night. Perhaps a bracket comes off or a wire becomes loose or causes irritation, and you wonder if it can wait until business hours or if it’s really necessary to see us right away. We understand! Below are some helpful tips for how to handle common issues at home, but if you need us all you have to do is call (928) 779-4568. We promise immediate attention to your concern.

Loose Bracket

If the bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If it’s uncomfortable, cover with wax. If it comes out completely, bring it with you to the next appointment. Never connect elastics to a loose bracket.

Lost Tie Wire Or
Elastic Band

Please call the office to ask in an appointment is necessary. Be sure to notify the assistant at your next appointment.

Soreness From

Rinse with warm saltwater. If necessary, take the same pain reliever you would for a headache or muscle pain. Drinking or eating something cold can also provide temporary relief.

Pokey Wire Or
Soft Tissue

If you can cover the source of irritation (the wire end or the bracket) with orthodontic wax, this should get you through until we are open and can see you during regular hours.