Kawataortho Accessibility Statement

Kawataortho is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website, https://www.kawataortho.com, for everyone. Kawataortho aims to comply with all applicable standards, including the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 up to Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). Kawataortho is proud of the efforts that we have completed and that are in-progress to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at (951) 736-7846 or email us at info@kawataortho.com and we will work with you to provide the information or service you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but we’re here to help when they occur. If you experience severe pain or encounter a painful appliance problem that you can’t manage on your own, give our office a call, and we’ll schedule an appointment to resolve the issue promptly.

While waiting for your appointment, you can try some temporary solutions. If there’s a loose piece, safely store it and bring it with you to your next visit. For poking wires or discomfort from braces, applying soft wax can provide relief. In some cases, you may even be able to adjust the wire using needle-nosed pliers. However, it’s essential to contact our office as soon as possible to ensure timely repairs and prevent disruptions to your treatment plan.

General soreness

After getting your braces, it’s normal to experience general soreness and tenderness in your mouth for a few days. Stick to a soft diet until the discomfort subsides, and rinse your mouth with a warm salt-water solution to alleviate irritation. If needed, over-the-counter pain relievers like Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help manage severe tenderness. Avoid aspirin and similar medications as they may slow down tooth movement.


Discomfort from headgear can sometimes result from not wearing it as instructed. Follow the guidelines provided by your orthodontist, and if you notice any issues with the metal piece, reach out to our office for assistance.

Loose appliance, Brackets, or Wires

For loose appliances, brackets, or wires, apply wax for temporary relief and secure any removable pieces to bring to your appointment. You can also attempt to reposition a loose wire using tweezers or floss, but if you’re unable to resolve the issue, contact us for further assistance. If a wire is poking, gently push it down with a pencil eraser or cover it with wax until you can see us.


"I highly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for orthodontic treatment. They treat all ages, I couldn't see myself or my family going anywhere else." - Andrea C.

"Dr. Kawata has been a part of my family for two generations! I was blessed to be his patient as a teenager and now my children are blessed to be his patients. I know that we are getting the best care available." - S.E.

"My experiences with Dr. Kawata’s office have been overwhelmingly positive. From the friendly and helpful staff to the wonderful orthodontic care." - Diana R.

"Dr. Kawata’s practice makes you truly feel like part of a family!" - Angie A.

"My experience has been great! Everyone in the office is very nice, kind, and caring." - Maria O.

"I had a really great experience here over the past few years. Everyone in the office is so welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t have wanted to get my braces anywhere else." - Cassie F.

"All four of our kids have had their orthodontic work through Dr. Kawata. In all the years we’ve been coming, his office has consistently been a pleasure to come to and I am happy to recommend his services to all my friends." - Cindy B.