One of my braces has pretty crappy wood on the pad and the little screws have pulled out. The only thing really holding the pad on is the threads inside the pad. So I went to my favorite hardware store, Hardwicks, and asked about a fix.
The answer .. a tooth pick. Really? Ok, maybe a really thin dowel that you put into the holes and reintroduce the screw into the replaced wood.
The hardest part of the whole thing was restarting the screws. Hopefully the picture demonstrates.
One screw went flying into the ether so I pulled out my giant magnet that I originally purchased to clean up after the remodel contractor. If you’re cat swallows anything metal, it’ll pick him up .. no problem. ;o)