Orthodontic Emergencies

When you have an orthodontic emergency in Milton, Alpharetta, Cumming or the surrounding area, our experienced orthodontic team at Milton Dental Specialists are here to help. Whether you have a problem with your braces or have had a trauma to one of your teeth, we can help get the issue resolved quickly with our orthodontic treatments. Our experienced orthodontist Dr. Patel and entire clinical team are qualified to handle a multitude of orthodontic emergencies right here in our office.

Emergency Care for Braces

Many people can have braces and never have any problems or emergencies. However, it is possible to have a problem with your braces that needs to be resolved. Some of the common emergency issues we handle at Milton Dental Specialists include:

  • Ligature wires
    If a ligature wire is loose or poking the inside of the mouth, we can help resolve the problem. If a wire falls off, just save the wire until you can get in to see us for repair.
  • Brackets
    Brackets can become loose, move or even come off. If the bracket is causing you or your child pain, call us for a repair appointment.
  • Archwire
    If an archwire is poking the back of the mouth, it may need to be clipped for comfort.
  • Swallowed or aspirated hardware
    In rare circumstances, hardware can fall off and accidentally be swallowed or aspirated into the lungs. If aspirated, call 911 as you may need medical assistance to have the hardware removed. If not in medical danger, call us to have the braces repaired.
  • Movement issues
    If braces become attached to the mouth or lip, or the patient is having trouble opening their mouth, call our office for an emergency orthodontic appointment.


At Milton Dental Specialists, we strive to handle any and all orthodontic emergencies as quickly as possible. Contact us today to see our orthodontist right away.

Our Services

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00am – 7:00pm*
Tues – Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm*
Fri: 7:30am – 1:30pm*
Sat: Available By Appointment

*Early morning and evening appointments available

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