You may have many questions about where to get orthodontic treatment and what it might mean for you. We want you to feel confident that you’re making the right choices. For independent impartial advice about orthodontic treatment and braces, we recommend Safebrace.
You’ll also find lots of information from the British Orthodontic Society, the professional body for specialist orthodontists like us.
If you are a patient of Pure Orthodontics, and are having problems with your orthodontic appliance (brace) outside our normal working hours, here are some tips:
- You can take out a removable brace and keep it in a safe place until you can contact us.
- Loose brackets on a fixed brace rarely cause urgent problems, so contact the surgery during opening hours for advice.
- Sharp pieces of wire on a fixed brace can be temporarily covered with a piece of cotton wool or softened chewing gum. Please get in touch during working hours so we can deal with your problem. If the problem cannot wait until then, an emergency NHS Out of Hours service is available in the evening and at weekends and bank holidays. They can be contacted by phone on 111.
If there is anything else we can help you with, please give us a ring on 0115 948 4288