Dr Don and his staff have always gone the extra mile to ensure all my daughters receive excellent care. My one daughter has sensory differences and having anyone touch her let alone work on her mouth. Dr Don and now Dr Kim always take extra time to make sure she is comfortable. All the office staff is amazing and I am so grateful for their care. Thank you we appreciate all of you more than words can say.
You will not find anyone better in Marin County.
This doctor is a perfectionist and it will show in your child’s final results.
I went to another orthodontist prior to finding Dr.wilson
and there was a clear difference in knowledge and expertise.
My brother’s child had an extreme dental malformation. They
came all the way from SF to see Dr. Wilson and the results were
Amazing! My Nephew’s teeth are perfect!
We are on our third child being treated by Dr. Wilson
and I cannot say enough about this wonderful doctor
and His Office staff. Trust me when I tell you he is fantastic.
You will not be disappointed!
HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! If your a parent and interested your child getting braces this is the place to go! They work with you on everything. They are so kind to my son and my son absolutely loves everyone who works there, he feels very comfortable. Thank you to Dr Wilson and Kim and the whole staff!! The best team!
How to Take Care of Common Problems with Braces
Find out what to do with orthodontic issues such as pain, sore teeth, loose braces, broken bands, protruding wires, or other problems with your braces. Many of these issues are common, can be addressed at home by you, and don’t require an emergency visit.
- If you have a pokey wire that is irritating your mouth, cover it with wax or tuck it under the arch wire with a pencil eraser or Q-tip.
- A loose band or bracket can usually be left in place until you can be seen in our office. Call our office during patient hours when you notice a loose band or bracket and we will schedule you to reattach the loose appliance.
- A broken or poking archwire can sometimes be slid back around by grasping the wire at the midline and gently pulling it to one side. Call our office, during patient hours, if you do not feel the problem has been resolved properly.
How to Close the ‘Door’ of a Damon Bracket
Use your finger to gently push the door towards your gum line so that it covers the wire.
How to Replace a Lost Spacer
Separators or spacers are used frequently when you first get braces. They are tiny elastic rings that are placed in between two teeth in order to create space for placing bands around some of the teeth. If a separator comes out within one to two days before your next appointment, there usually will still be enough space to place the band. If it is more than a day or two before your next appointment, you can try to replace the spacer yourself. This video will introduce you to separators and teach you how to replace a spacer if it falls out.
Direct Injuries to the Mouth and Teeth
Following a direct injury to your mouth or teeth, whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, immediately ice the injured area and contact your regular dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth has been displaced, knocked out, or fractured, it is best to contact your dentist first, since we may not have the necessary materials required to treat these injuries. If the braces/appliances we provided are dislodged or displaced, we will need to replace or adjust them as soon as possible, after you have seen your general dentist, depending upon the comfort level of the patient.
Emergencies After Office Hours
If an orthodontic emergency arises where the patient is in pain after hours, please call our office at 415-878-0240. Our voicemail recording will provide details regarding who to contact for further assistance.