Sometimes the wires can cause discomfort to cheeks and lips. If the wire is irritating you, please use the wax given by Silver Smiles to cover the offending piece of wire. If you are out of wax, it can be found in the dental section at many grocery stores and pharmacies. If the wire is long and bothersome, you can clip the wire with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sanitized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, please call our office for a repair appointment.