Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or clean pencil eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

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Use of wax to cover irritating areas

Use of pencil to redirect poking wire end

Use of cutter to cut extended wire end