Orthodontic Emergencies. Orthodontics is a great way to fix teeth and jaw misalignments, but every now and then, the complicated equipment can cause a problem. Of course, the best thing to do in any orthodontic emergency is to contact your orthodontist office right away, but sometimes you might have an issue while the office is closed or you are traveling. Fortunately, there are many simple fixes for orthodontics problems that can either temporarily or permanently end the emergency. If you are faced with one of these issues, it may be possible to deal with it at home.