Metal braces serve a great purpose by keeping your teeth straight. these braces easily withstand daily functions such as eating. chewing and biting. However, they are just metal and wires which might break and hurt your lips. tongue or cheeks. Broken braces not only hurt cause damage to your oral health but also limits the teeth function. You can treat it in your home by tucking the braces wire into an appropriate position. if you cannot do it then you should cover the infected area with orthodontic wax or a small cotton ball. If this does not work, you should avail of emergency dental services on an immediate basis to reduce the damage.
Additionally, the dentist will treat the area and advise you about future precautions in case of any problem.