Broken brackets or loose bandsCall our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to theoffice – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled,call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.Poking wiresCall our office. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Inthe meantime use some wax to relieve the area of irritation until we can see you.Discomfort with Orthodontic TreatmentWhen you first start orthodontic treatment you will likely feel some pain, soreness, or discomfort. This is because yourteeth are not yet used to moving. Once the cells in your body are stimulated for orthodontic movement you will haveminimal discomfort. You may take Tylenol or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. Awarm wash cloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in your jaws.My separators came outSeparators make it easier for us to fit bands at the time of banding and bonding of your braces. If you are more than48 hours away from your band/bond appointment, please call our office to have new separators placed. If separatorscome out frequently and readily, then your teeth are probably loose enough for us to fit bands.I lost my retainerAs we stressed when your braces came off, retention is a lifetime process. If you have lost your retainer, you need tocontact us immediately so a new one can be made for you.
Dr. David has a wonderful chairside manner, just as his father did when I saw him many years ago. He made me feel very comfortable.
I would highly recommend Dr. Engen and his office staff to anyone whose child was apprehensive about having braces. Other than the high level of professionalism, I appreciate the down-play of cutsie-pie gimmicks for kids. He thoroughly explained everything to us right from the start.
Because of the internet information provided about his background and education, I feel I have a top level, up-to-date professional taking care of me.
State of the art care! I like the “get it right” attitude. After eight years I have not had one negative experience.
Lyle B. (Periodontal patient)
Dr. Engen was great! He explained my diagnosis and the procedure required thoroughly. I was even asked if I liked the colors of paint for the office.
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