Self help tips and advice
for minimizing discomfort
If your problem begins out of hours or on the weekend, there are some things you can do yourself to remedy the issue. If you’re using braces with a wire that’s causing a problem, you can sometimes use a strong nail clipper to trim the part of the wire irritating you. If it’s not too long before you can come in and see Dr. Wu, you could use wax or a soft cotton to cover the wire. You can also bend wire out of the way if it’s causing problems with something blunt like a Q tip or the eraser end of a pencil.
Please schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience if you’ve had to take action to alleviate discomfort. Leaving your appliance without repair will affect your treatment time.
If you are experiencing severe pain please call Dr. Wu as soon as you can at 650-593-1160.