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  Dr Mark Wertheimer
Specialist in Orthodontics
& DentoFacial Orthopaedics

Tel: 011 783 7171
Fax: 086 551 2824
Orthodontic emergency number: 079 499 9980
What constitutes an orthodontic emergency? Click

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Suite 126, Medical Mews
Sandton City Shopping Mall
Sandton 2052
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Directions to the practice in Sandton City Shopping Mall.

From M1: After taking the Grayston Drive offramp from the highway, travel in a westerly direction along Grayston Drive and turn left into Rivonia road. Follow the road as it curves to the right and at the fifth traffic light turn right into 5th street. The entrance to the parking is immediately on your left just after having turned into 5th street.

From Gautrain Station: Sandton City Shopping Mall is very close to the Gautrain station making it easily accessible via this route. On exiting the Gautrain station there are two options:
Turn right and walk along up Rivonia Road. Sandton City Shopping Mall is directly ahead of you on
your right.
Turn left and walk to the first corner which is the road leading to the Michelangelo Hotel. Turn left here into this road as if going to the hotel. You will see a ramp on your left going up to Nelson Mandela square. Go up this ramp and on entering the square walk diagonally across the square and enter Sandton City at the doors just past the Baglio Restaurant. Walk along the passage towards the Apple iStore. Turn right at the iStore and head into the Banking Mall.

How to find the practice once in Sandton City Shopping Mall.
The practice is situated at Suite126 in the Medical Mews which occupies one floor and is one flight of stairs up from the Banking Mall. The entrance to the area where either the elevator or stairs can be taken one flight up to the Medical Mews off the Banking Mall, is directly opposite Standard Bank. It is between the Cape Town Fish Market Restaurant and the Nike Store.

DentoFacial Orthopaedics
DentoFacial Orthopaedics


What constitutes an orthodontic emergency?

A loose bracket or attachment does not constitute an emergency. Although
it is best to fix it as soon as possible, an emergency is related to something
that causes discomfort.

Remember that loose and broken braces are most often caused by eating
the wrong foods. Our original estimate of your total treatment time assumes
no appliance breakage. Loose and broken braces prolong treatment!

1. Poking wire or bracket: Roll a small piece of wax that was provided to
you at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment into a small ball and
press it onto the part that is poking you.
2. Broken wire: Press the wire towards your teeth very gently with a pencil
eraser. If the wire is loose or you have a loose piece, carefully remove it
and place it in a “Zip Lock” bag and bring it to the appointment.
3. Loose or Broken Bracket or band: If the bracket or band is still attached
to the wire, contact the office immediately for an appointment to have the
bracket or band bonded again. If the bracket or band is loose and in your
hand, place in a “Zip Lock” bag and bring it to the appointment.
4. Coloured “O” ring (ligature) is missing: As long as you have other rings
still present, usually there is no problem, however, you should contact the
office to have the “O” ring replaced.
5. Headgear not fitting: don’t wear the headgear until the next appointment.
6. Broken retainer: do not wear the retainer if it does not fit well. Call the
office to schedule an appointment to have the repairs done or if necessary
a new one made. Do not wait for several weeks as the teeth may shift
requiring additional treatment at additional cost and time.
7. Unusual movement of your teeth: undesired tooth movement can occur
when part of your braces are broken or damaged or your wires are bent.
If this is the case, please call to schedule an appointment as soon as

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