Call the office and make them aware of the situation, but don’t worry: most issues can be taken care of at home until you are able to be seen at the office. For a poking wire, use a pencil eraser and “tuck” the wire away from the gum or cheek, and cover with wax. A clean pair of nail clippers can also be used to “clip” the wire close to the bracket. Then cover with wax. If a bracket comes loose from the tooth or wire, KEEP IT! Call the office so that additional time may be added to your next appointment to reattach the bracket.