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Orthodontic Emergencies While Out of Town Milton, GA
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Are you taking a trip over the holidays? It is common for families to go out of town to visit family or friends over the winter break.  However, as you pack your bags full of gifts, toiletries and special outfits, don’t forget to include a few items that will help you handle an orthodontic emergency. If you or your child is currently in braces or undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is best to be prepared if a problem should arise. While your orthodontist at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry is always a phone call away, it may not be possible to get into the office for a visit.

The good news is that most problems with your braces don’t actually qualify as true emergency. In many cases, you can handle the problem on your own if you have a few things on hand. Pack a small “orthodontic emergency kit” that includes the following:

  • Orthodontic Wax
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Pencil with an Eraser

These simple items can temporarily relieve discomfort and solve many orthodontic concerns, from loose or broken brackets to poking wires. Remember that you’ll still need to make a visit to our office as soon as you can get back home so that we can permanently fix the issue and ensure your treatment is not compromised.

If you are not sure whether your child’s braces problem is a true emergency, give us a call. We want our patients to enjoy their holiday trips and not have to worry about their braces in the process. If it is a problem that can be fixed without us, we will guide you through the steps to take using your emergency kit.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.
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