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At JT Orthodontics, we understand that dental & orthodontic emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why we offer prompt and professional care to address your urgent orthodontic needs. Dr. Jesse Teng and his team will provide relief to you when you need it the most.

Common Orthodontic Emergencies

If you have been suffering from discomfort from your braces or other orthodontic device, you are not alone. There are common orthodontic emergencies that occur throughout most patients’ treatments – but don’t fear! JT Orthodontics has the right solutions to help you ease the discomfort. Here are some common emergencies we see routinely at our office:

Loose Bands or Wires. These can poke and scratch the inside of the mouth.

Our solution for loose or poking wires and bands is to temporarily use a piece of wax and place it on the end of your poking wire. This will help protect the tongue and cheek from injury until we can see you in the office.

Pain or Discomfort. This could be due to shifting teeth or other issues.

While mild discomfort is normal, especially immediately after braces or orthodontic treatment is installed, you should never feel severe pain or unbearable discomfort. Even the initial discomfort should subside within a day or two. If you have pain, or pain that is sudden and accompanied by a fever, get in touch with our team immediately.

Lost Spacers or Appliances. This may affect the progress of your treatment.

If you lost a retainer or a part of your treatment, it is vital to get it replaced as soon as possible. Call our office so we can get a new one to you right away.

Injuries to the Mouth. Trauma to the mouth can damage braces or teeth.

We recommend that all dental patients wear mouthguards during any sport or activity where injury may occur. These guards will help protect against injury and also prevent damage to your braces or device. If an injury does happen, we recommend seeing Dr. Teng as soon as you can so we can evaluate any damage to your braces and provide repair. We also want to make sure to care for any open wounds in the mouth.

Get Immediate Relief with Our Emergency Orthodontic Services

It’s essential to seek immediate help from Dr. Teng and our team at JT Orthodontics if you experience any of these orthodontic emergencies in El Paso. We want to prevent further complications or delays in your treatment. If you have any pain, you don’t have to suffer! Call or schedule an appointment today so we can evaluate why you are not comfortable and provide you with a solution. We have two convenient locations in West and East El Paso.

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5-Star Reviews

Patients Love Us!

I am so glad I chose JT Orthodontics for my Invisalign treatment. Dr. Teng is the best! His expertise and attention to detail is evident. They took the time to thoroughly explain my treatment options, patiently answering all my questions and addressing any concerns I had. This level of care, and the Doctor’s qualifications have made me feel confident and well-informed throughout my treatment.

Gabriela Garcia

We would like to thank Dr. Teng and all his staff for the AMAZING job they did on our daughter Melani. From start to finish the experience has been wonderful. We definitely will return with our other daughters.

melissa pinon

My experience with JT Orthodontics significantly improved my quality of life. I had chronic jaw and neck pain for over 20 years. I had tried massage, countless retainers from dentists, acupuncture, dry needling, and physical therapy. Nothing had worked. Within three weeks of starting my Invisalign treatment, my pain went away. Dr. Teng and his team were amazing. I am free from pain!

Katy Freytag

Mylie, Eliana, Mariah, and lulu always makes it a great time being there! I had the pleasure of having all of them help me out and taking great care of me! They make the this process so much easier! The staff is always so welcoming and caring!

Miguel Grijalva

Eliana and Bo and Mylie and Mariah were the best when I was getting my braces thank you guys so much


Dr. Jesse Teng and the staff at JT Orthodontics are absolutely the best. From the first appointment of explaining the whole process to getting my braces and alingers, I have been at ease. This has been a great journey and I would highly recommend him.

Louise Ross

I had a very positive experience with JT Orthodontist they are very efficient and practiced throughout my time there

neveah knott

The best Dr and staff !! super friendly & very professional , awesome customer service!! , I will recommend to everyone JT Orthodontics East El Paso location the best!! Great work team!

Maribel Villarreal

Dr. Teng is great, he is very meticulous about his treatment plans and will find the best solutions to ensure I have the perfect smile. All his staff from front desk to dental assistants are all very sweet and professional. I always love going to my appointments, there’s never any wait to be seen and the appointment itself is very quick. The office runs very efficiently. I love the progress I have had with my smile and I am very happy that I chose JT Orthodontics.

Jacqueline Barrera

Very professional and helpful. The environment was comfortable and fun. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get something done. Lulu and Eliana were very helpful and the team extremely kind!

Leah N

Dr. Teng and his team have been so helpful and knowledgeable throughout my braces journey. They provide an excellent customer service experience with 0 judgement and are always willing to answer any questions I've had along the way and get me EXCITED for my progress! I'm so glad I went with JT Orthodontics for their knowledge, experience, service, and flexible payments. I will hands down always refer them to anyone looking to improve their smile!

April Palomino

Super friendly and awesome staff! Came for my oldest years ago now here for my youngest. We love the positive atmosphere!


Everyone was very friendly and informative. My daughter and I felt welcomed and confident in the doctor and staff. The treatment plan was clearly explained to us as well as the financial information. We’re looking forward to continuing my daughter’s treatment here.

Pamela Almodovar

Dr. Teng and his staff are fantastic! I was a bit nervous about wearing Invisalign, but Lulu was kind and patient while explaining the process and made the experience comfortable. Thank you Lulu!

Amanda Torres

Love coming in for my visits! Dr. And staff are all wonderful and kind! I’m always in and out quickly!

Michelle Perez

JT Orthodontics is the best! Dr. Tend and his staff are amazing (thank you Eliana, Stephanie, Rose & Desiree).

Desi Gonzales

Love how fast the appointments are. You go in and out, great service, and it’s always nice and clean. Definitely recommend Dr. Teng, he’s also very nice and thorough. Been coming here for about 1 year now.

Christian Felix

I’ve been going to JT Ortho-East for Invisalign services, and the entire process has been a fantastic experience from start to finish.After just having completed my Orthodontic treatment with them, I can honestly say that Dr. Tang, as well as every other staff member I’ve interacted with, has been fantastic every step of the way! On top of that, they are all incredibly personable, helpful, kind, and respectful individuals, making for an excellent visit each time.Overall, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for top-tier, family-friendly orthodontic services with a highly-talented staff that genuinely cares about the well-being of their customers throughout the entirety of the process.

Alan Briones

Long road for braces with a professional staff. Thanks! Only issue is how busy they are…it takes a while to get appointments

Kimberly Baxter

Hands down BEST corrective work, professionalism, and staff Ive ever delt with. My exceptions were exceeded and now I have a beautiful smile that I didnt know I could have. Cant stop smiling and Im leveling up!! Nothin Better!!!

Tiffany Boyle

I wanted to leave a quick review for Lulu. She removed my brackets and was so efficient!. Her work and customer service were stellar! Thank you Lulu for being so patient and understanding!

Lisa Mojica