I got a pair of flat nose pliers that I grip the tooth as deep as I can and apply light pressure pulling outward at the same time. Once I have the teeth straight I put it on my lathe to make sure they are all the same length. If not I top the wheel. The other thing is for about $210 you can buy a webster Escape Wheel Tooth Straightener. I opted for the flat nose pliers. Either way the teeth are bent a flat nose will take care of it.