Posted .

The braces installed in your mouth by Schouten Orthodontics’s orthodontist Dr. John R. Schouten represent a functional system capable of gradually correcting your misaligned teeth. This requires routine adjustments to tighten the orthodontic components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that hold your teeth in your gums.

It’s important to note that an accidental blow to the mouth during sports or some other incident can cause potential damage to your braces, soft oral tissues and teeth. In a scenario such as this, it’s best to have your mouth examined as soon as possible by Dr. John R. Schouten and his team.

While making your way to Schouten Orthodontics you need to resist the temptation to play with the damaged area with your tongue. Every little bit of movement has the potential to worsen the problem.  

If your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth are bleeding, you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater. Dr. John R. Schouten and Schouten Orthodontics’s staff will handle any other cleaning measures for the damaged teeth and braces hardware.  

After assessing the damage to your mouth, teeth and braces he will present you with the most applicable treatment plan. This might involve repairing or replacing the damaged orthodontic hardware while also treating any damaged teeth.

If you are in the Price, Utah, area and you have just suffered a significant oral trauma that has affected your braces, you should call 435.637.0820 to seek treatment at Schouten Orthodontics.