*Some people get the gum stuck on their appliances. If this is an issue, there is special Orthogum available online here.
This is not an emergency, but can be a little uncomfortable or embarrassing for the braces-wearing patient.
It is easily fixed with a piece of dental floss to help remove the food, or use an interproximal brush or toothpick to dislodge food caught between teeth and braces.
Occasionally, the end of a wire will work itself out of place and irritate the patient’s mouth.
In a situation where the wire is extremely bothersome and the patient will not be able to see the orthodontist anytime soon, you may, as a last resort, clip the wire.