Broken Braces Wire Poking Your Mouth
When it comes to braces emergencies, an especially annoying one is when the wire of your braces is poking the inside of your mouth. Ouch! This can be really uncomfortable, and it’s important to take care of it right away. If your braces are causing you discomfort or pain due to broken, loose or poking wires, then the best thing you can do is contact an orthodontist immediately for help.
In the meantime, you can try dealing with the emergency at home. One way to fix a loose or poking wire is to use a cotton swab to push it in. You don’t want to use anything sharp like tweezers since that could damage your braces, so go for something soft like a cotton swab.
If that doesn’t work, then try using orthodontic wax. This special wax should be available at any drugstore and will cover up the exposed wire, protecting your mouth from any further injury.
At Orthodontic Experts, we provide emergency services at our various locations so you don’t have to suffer through this issue for too long—we’ve got you covered!