When you have orthodontic braces, you may experience some problems at times. For example, at first you may have some soreness or tooth pain. If you eat something you are not supposed to eat, you can break parts of your braces. You may also find that the orthodontic wires may start to poke and irritate your lips or cheeks. This video will cover common braces problems and how they can be handled at home. If you have a problem that you cannot resolve on your own, call your orthodontist’s office. Your orthodontic team will be able to give you advice on how to solve the braces problem yourself or schedule you the appropriate appointment so that your problem can be fixed.