When we place appliances, we let our patients know that they will experience wire irritations; it is a standard, if unwanted, part of treatment. When you experience this irritation, you do not need to suffer them; there are things you can do to reduce the irritation.
In general, all you will need to do is push the wire away from the area of the mouth it is irritating. You can do this using the eraser end of a pencil, or even a cotton swab. If the wire is not flexible or you just cannot achieve the right positioning, cover it with dental wax. This will reduce the irritation and allow your mouth to become used to the foreign object.
If the wire is causing more pain than discomfort, something can be done. Please contact our office in so we can help.