Take Care of Your Appliances

Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process, so be sure to take care of all your appliances. Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the rubber bands, headgear, retainer, or other appliances prescribed by your doctor.

Playing Sports with Braces

We have great news for athletes! You can still play sports even while undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you do play sports, we recommend you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your appliance. Let your doctor know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.

In case of a sports emergency, be sure to immediately check your mouth and appliance for damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance damage, please contact our office right away. You can temporarily relieve the discomfort by applying wax or rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater.

Contact Us

(505) 862 5018
802 Highway 491 Gallup, NM 87301
Monday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday
No Pediatric Hours
Thursday
8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday
7:00am to 5:00pm
Open Every Other Week on Thursday & Friday
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