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Orthodontic emergencies

Orthodontic emergencies

If you are receiving orthodontic treatment, it is unlikely you will experience an orthodontic emergency but it is better to know what to do just in case. If any of the following problems occur, please contact your nearest Angle House Orthodontics practice. 

Broken brace

If a bracket or archwire breaks, contact us as soon as possible. We will advise you what to do.

In the meantime:

  • If part of the fixed brace is broken and is causing irritation or rubbing, then apply the protective orthodontic wax to cover the offending component of the fixed brace to make the surface smoother.
  • If your removable brace is broken do not wear it if it is uncomfortable or is at risk of being dislodged.
  • If your headbrace is broken or keeps on coming loose, stop wearing it and contact us as soon as you can for advice.
  • During an emergency visit, the orthodontist will make your brace comfortable. The broken brace may not be repaired until a later visit. 

Whenever possible please contact us about emergencies during normal surgery hours. If you need to be seen on a working day, please get in touch as early in the day as possible. 

Out of hours emergencies

In case of an emergency after 5.00pm weekdays, anytime over weekends and bank holidays please contact the surgery or the following numbers for advice and treatment if necessary. 

The NHS out of hours service is run by NHS England North East London Team.

NHS England – Out of hours service number: 020 3594 0938

This number operates between:

  • Weekdays: 6pm – 9pm
  • Weekends: 9am – 2pm
  • Bank Holidays: 9am – 4pm.

All other times please contact NHS 111 – calls to this number from landlines and mobiles phones are free. 

We are also members of a private out of hours emergency dental service for use by private and NHS patients. Please note there is a charge for this private service. Private- Out of hours service numbers: 07659 867984 

Private- out of hours service numbers:

  • Chingford: 020 8559 4272
  • Crouch End: 020 8348 8220
  • Edgware: 020 8952 4596
  • Edmonton: 020 8803 0388
  • Enfield: 020 8367 3441
  • Islington: 020 3096 2009

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Chingford

237 Hall Lane Chingford London E4 8HX

Tel: 020 8559 4272

info.chingford@anglehouse.com,

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Closed for Lunch 2pm – 3pm

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Why not meet the Chingford team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Crouch End

71 New Road Crouch End London N8 8TA

Tel: 020 8348 8220

info.crouchend@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 8am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am – 7:30pm
Wednesday 8am – 7:30pm
Thursday 8am – 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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Why not meet the Crouch End team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Ealing

39 St Mary's Rd Ealing London W5 5RG

Tel: 0203 096 6777

info.ealing@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Closed for Lunch 2pm – 3pm

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Why not meet the Ealing team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Edgware

Elizabeth House 5th Floor 54-58 High Street Edgware Middx. HA8 7EJ

Tel: 020 8952 4596

info.edgware@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed for Lunch 2pm – 3pm

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Why not meet the Edgware team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Edmonton

38 Harington Terrace Gt. Cambridge Road London N18 1JX

Tel: 020 8803 0388

info.edmonton@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Closed for Lunch 2pm – 3pm

Meet the team

Why not meet the Edmonton team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Enfield

39 The Ridgeway Enfield Middlesex EN2 8PD

Tel: 020 8367 3441

info.enfield@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Closed for Lunch 2pm – 3pm

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Why not meet the Enfield team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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Islington

53 – 55 Copenhagen Street Islington London N1 0JH

Tel: 0203 096 2009

info.islington@anglehouse.com

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Opening hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Meet the team

Why not meet the Islingon team and book a free smile check or full orthodontic consultation and take the first step to a life-changing new smile.

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