Broken Orthodontic Wire


If a wire breaks or sticks out of a bracket or band and is poking your cheek, tongue, or gum, try using the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a more comfortable position. If you can’t reposition the wire, cover the end with orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, or a piece of gauze until you can get to your orthodontist’s office. Never cut the wire, as you could end up swallowing it or breathing it into your lungs.

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2 Osborn, Suite 150

Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949-281-7059
Fax: 949-551-9738
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