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Orthodontic Emergencies Milton, GA

Orthodontic Emergencies

When you have an orthodontic emergency in Milton, Alpharetta, Cumming or the surrounding area, our experienced orthodontic team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry 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 Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry 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 Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we strive to handle any and all orthodontic emergencies as quickly as possible. Contact us today to see our orthodontist right away.

Our Patients Reviews


Based on 154 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 Demtal 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.