Orthodontic Comfort Appointments

Loose brackets or wire irritation may occur from time to time during your orthodontic treatment. When these types of issues arise, we are available to help. Please call our office as soon as possible so we can evaluate the urgency of your concern and schedule you to be seen accordingly. If you reach us after hours please send an email to comfort@ruckerorthodontics.com and a member of our staff will respond within 24 hours.

The following are helpful solutions to remedy some of the most common issues you may encounter until you can be seen in our office.

HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON ORTHODONTIC PROBLEMS

Wire Irritation

Dry the area with cotton or tissue and cover the wire with orthodontic wax.

Loose Bracket

Loose brackets can generally be left in place until the patient is seen in our office. Dry the area with cotton or tissue and cover the bracket with orthodontic wax.

If it is a bracket located on one of the back molars, try to slide the bracket off and cover the wire with orthodontic wax. We ask that you please save the bracket and bring it with you to your visit.

Broken Wire

Broken wires need to be seen as soon as possible for replacement or adjustment. In the meantime, dry the area with cotton or tissue and cover the wire with orthodontic wax.

Sore Teeth

Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol or Advil, are recommended for discomfort caused by orthodontic appliances.

Canker Sores

Canker sores may develop during orthodontic treatment from the wires or brackets rubbing against your cheek. We recommend using Kanka along with wax to relieve discomfort. Please contact us if you notice a long wire or dislodged bracket, otherwise the irritation should resolve over time.

Kimberly Betts
Kimberly Betts
23:25 03 May 19
We love Dr. Rucker’s office! Kind and friendly staff and very thorough and professional.
Jessica K
Jessica K
22:57 03 May 19
Professional and ethical from start to finish. Office is pristine. Staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Rucker is a perfectionist & it shows through and through!
Mary Porter
Mary Porter
04:17 02 May 19
Skylen Goebel
Skylen Goebel
00:04 02 May 19
I just got my braces off about a week ago, I have amazing straight teeth. I had chipped my tooth to and they could fix it. I definitely recommend you going there.😊
Kendall Le
Kendall Le
22:13 01 May 19
I 100% recommend Rucker!! The outcome is amazing and the staff is so incredible!!
Noah Tovar
Noah Tovar
02:31 01 May 19
camille wettlaufer
camille wettlaufer
18:05 30 Apr 19
Thank you Dr. Rucker and staff for an awesome experience and beautiful results for my daughters smile. You are amazing!
Bobby Johnston
Bobby Johnston
02:24 30 Apr 19
Beautiful office, friendly staff. My daughter didn’t have a ton of change needed with her smile but she wanted to try Invisalign to make minor adjustments. It was easy and quick. We are all happy with the results.
Christine Chapin
Christine Chapin
21:09 29 Apr 19
I have never met a more professional staff. Rosie in particular goes above and beyond to greet you with her uplifting personality. You always receive quality care and that is so important to me and my family!
Jessica Ramirez
Jessica Ramirez
18:01 29 Apr 19
The facility is new and super clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Rucker is very professional and thorough when recommending/performing treatment! Would definitely recommend you check them out when looking for an orthodontist for yourself or your children😁
Katie Hensley
Katie Hensley
17:23 29 Apr 19
Every person in Dr. Rucker's office is professional, kind, and a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend them to anyone who lives in the Temecula Valley!
joleen huber
joleen huber
23:07 28 Apr 19
Love Dr. Rucker‘s office. He is so kind and gentle and the staff is so sweet.
Kylee Grimm
Kylee Grimm
23:12 26 Apr 19
Candace Rabago
Candace Rabago
21:26 26 Apr 19
Sumer Wilson
Sumer Wilson
10:25 26 Apr 19
My daughter had a wonderful experience all around!! They are great! Highly recommended!
Rebecca Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
05:19 25 Apr 19

Jonathan W. Rucker, DDS, MS
Specialist in Orthodontics

Phone: 951-302-0685
Email: info@ruckerorthodontics.com

 

31560 Rancho Pueblo Road, Ste. 201,
Temecula, CA, 92592