Occasionally during treatment a brace can come loose or a wire could shift which will cause irritation in the mouth. As long as there is not too much discomfort, these issues can be addressed the next day the office is open or at your next appointment. While at home, a poking wire can be clipped with a clean fingernail clipper. The wire can also be covered with orthodontic wax that was provided in your brushing kit at the start of treatment. Please see the video below to learn how to remedy these potential problems. If you have discomfort that cannot wait until the next day the office is open, please call our office to learn how to contact Dr. Bob via his cell phone.