Sieber Kieferorthopädie

First Aid


You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you schedule an appointment with our office….

Emergencies are pretty rare, but we’ve put together a few pointers you can use to help yourself in a sticky situation. If all else fails or if you are in a lot of pain, give us a call. We will schedule you in for an appointment as soon as we can.

In case of an emergency outside our opening hours, weekends or holidays, please contact your personal dentist (whom which is informed about your dental treatment) or call the Emergency Dental Care +41 61 261 15 15.

What to do…

…if Something is Poking You

For immediate relief, place wax or sugar-free gum right on the spot. If the back of a wire is poking into your cheek, get help cutting it with sterile nail clippers. Give us a ring and we will try to get you in for an appointment the next morning.

…if You Have a Sore in Your Mouth

Brush the area with warm salt water AM and PM to help it heal. Then rinse. Repeat 4-6 times per glass of salt water. SOLUTION: 1 level teaspoon salt : 6 ounces of water. TIP: Sea salt works best! You can also use wax or sugar-free gum if you have irritation on your cheek or lip. Schedule an appointment if the sore hasn’t resolved within a week.

…if a Bracket Moves or Becomes Loose”

Remove the bracket if you can, or place wax or sugar-free gum on the area. Give us a call and we will try to book you for an appointment the next morning.

…if a Chain Breaks or Falls Off

This should not cause any pain. Use wax or sugar-free gum if soreness occurs. Call and we will get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.

…in Case of an Accident”

Call our after-hours line and the doctor on call will help direct you to get the appropriate medical attention. In a case of a severe accident, please call your medical doctor to get appropriate medical attention.


We are available to talk with you and address any of your concerns and questions. Please feel free to contact us during work hours through our office phone number 061 225 99 66.