What is an Orthodontic Emergency?

When it comes to orthodontic care, being prepared for emergencies is crucial. At Dietrich Orthodontics, with locations in Canton and Alliance, Dr. Dietrich and our team are committed to providing swift and effective solutions for any orthodontic hiccup you may encounter. Our practice stands out for its efficiency and personalized care. Dr. Dietrich and his wife and Director of Operations, Courtney, offer a unique family-run approach to orthodontic treatment. You will see both of them every time you visit our office. We aim to get you in and out of treatment as quickly as possible without compromising results. Let’s explore what an orthodontic emergency is, how to handle them, and what sets our practice apart.

Braces-Related Emergencies

Braces have been a cornerstone of orthodontic treatment for years, and for good reason. However, even the most reliable of treatments can have their moments. A broken bracket or a poking wire can happen, but alarm is not necessary.

Firstly, let’s talk about broken brackets. These are often the result of eating hard or sticky foods. If you find yourself in this situation, a quick call to our Canton or Alliance office will get you an appointment to fix it. Dr. Dietrich’s expertise ensures that these minor setbacks are handled swiftly, keeping your treatment on track.  There is no need to call the after-hours line unless facial trauma (accident, basketball to the face, trip and fall on a rock) that caused the broken bracket occurred.  Think: blood.  

Poking wires can be another common hiccup. Suppose a wire irritates your cheek or gums. In that case, a piece of orthodontic wax can be temporarily placed until you see Dr. Dietrich. He’ll adjust the wire and make sure everything is comfortable and secure. Orthodontic wax can be obtained at our office anytime or at your local drugstore.

Preventing these issues is often as simple as following the care guidelines during your visits. Regular check-ups are not just routine. They’re essential to keeping your treatment on schedule and avoiding any unexpected issues.

Remember, at Dietrich Orthodontics, we’re all about efficiency. Dr. Dietrich and Courtney are committed to getting you through your orthodontic journey as smoothly as possible.

What is an Orthodontic Emergency?

Efficiency in Treatment

One of the standout features of Dietrich Orthodontics is our focus on efficiency in treatment. We understand your time is valuable and aim to get you in and out of braces as quickly as possible without compromising quality. Dr. Dietrich’s experience is pivotal, allowing for precise adjustments that expedite the treatment process.

We try to perform orthodontics in one phase, meaning we don’t do early braces unless absolutely necessary for your child’s case. But not everyone needs an expander.  In fact, most do NOT need an expander and can instead be expanded with brackets and wires with our revolutionary Damon bracket system.  Using the Damon bracket system means less missed school, less missed work, more comfort and overall a b

Efficiency doesn’t mean rushing. It means intelligent, effective treatment. Regular check-ups with Dr. Dietrich are not just a box to tick. They represent essential milestones that help us gauge your progress and make any necessary adjustments. These visits are crucial for staying on track and reaching your orthodontic goals promptly.

At Dietrich Orthodontics, you’re not just another patient but part of our family. Our owners, Dr. Dietrich and our Director of Operations, Courtney, are committed to providing personalized, efficient care at our locations. Your time is precious, and we’re here to ensure it’s well spent.

The Family Business Advantage

In a world where orthodontic care often feels impersonal and corporate, Dietrich Orthodontics offers something different—a trustworthy family business. Dr. Joe Dietrich and his wife, Courtney, are our practice’s heart and soul. When you walk into our Canton or Alliance offices, you’re not just a patient but part of our extended family.

This family-run approach brings a unique set of advantages. For one, you’ll see the same familiar faces at every appointment, ensuring continuity of care. Dr. Dietrich and Courtney are hands-on in the practice.

Moreover, being a family business allows us to focus on what truly matters: your well-being. There’s no corporate agenda here, just a genuine desire to see you and your family thrive. Our commitment to community and individual care sets us apart from larger, more impersonal services like Smile Direct Club.

The family advantage extends to every aspect of our practice, from the initial consultation to when your braces come off. At Dietrich Orthodontics, you’re not just receiving orthodontic treatment; you’re gaining a family committed to your lifelong oral health.


What is an Orthodontic Emergency?

Dietrich Orthodontics Takes Care of Your Emergencies

Dietrich Orthodontics, located in Canton and Alliance, is your go-to for efficient and personalized orthodontic care. Dr. Dietrich and Courtney are committed to making your treatment as smooth and quick as possible while providing the warmth of an actual family business. Whether dealing with braces-related emergencies or simply seeking a practice that values your time and well-being, we’re here for you. Ready to take the next step towards a healthier, happier smile? Schedule a free consultation with us today.