How to Fix a Pokey Wire

When you have braces, you may run into a variety of common orthodontic concerns. At Richter Orthodontics in Greeley, CO, Dr. David Richter, and our dental care team work diligently to create straighter, healthier smiles. We understand that patients may run into orthodontic emergencies at home, so we work with them to equip them with the knowledge they need to address last minute issues.

In this post, we will highlight the proper way to fix a pokey wire. Archwires and ligatures can become loose and may causes irritation in your lips and gums. In most cases, Dr. Richter will address any pokey wire issues. However, if patients need a quick fix, it is important they understand how to address a pokey wire. When you have to address a pokey wire, be sure to do so with clean hands. Carefully slide the pokey wire back into place using your hands. The wire should move back into place. Thus, alleviating any irritation you may feel from a loose wire.

How To Slide Your Wire To Fix A Pokey Wire

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If you are experiencing any irritation to the gums or teeth, schedule Richter Orthodontics in Greeley, CO. There are small issues that you may be able to address on your own, but for more complex issues we recommend you visit our Greeley, CO dental office.  To learn more about our orthodontic practice, call (970) 281-4452 to schedule an appointment online.