If your orthodontic wire is causing irritation to your cheeks, gums, or tongue, please come and see us as soon as possible. Do not attempt to remove it yourself as you may cause further damage. If the wire is embedded in your cheek or gums see us immediately or go to your local emergency department. If it is sharp but not embedded your gums, cheek or tongue, then try to cover the end with a small cotton ball or some soft wax until you can be seen by the friendly team at Be Pain Free Dentistry.