Clear Orthodontic Wax
Orthodontic wax is an essential item for many patients undergoing ortho treatment with fixed braces; especially new patients in those first few weeks! Metal brackets and wires can rub against the inside of your mouth and gums, very quickly causing them to become sore. A small application of orthodontic wax to the offending part of the appliance will make you more comfortable.
How to Use Orthodontic Wax Break off a small piece of wax from one of the sticks, gently roll it between your fingers to warm it up and then push it onto the brace which is causing you irritation. IMPORTANT : The bracket and wax must be dry for the product to work. Put the Orthodontic Wax over and behind the bracket to give the wax something to adhere to; don’t try and stick it to your teeth!
- Medical grade wax unscented
- Clear wax, less visible in your mouth
- Prevent braces rubbing against your lips and gums
- Available in clear plastic cases ideal for keeping in your bag
- Case dimensions : 5.2cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
- 3 Cases of five strips supplied per order
Orthodontic wax should ideally be removed when you eat or drink as it’s likely to stick to food and come away from your braces. If you accidently swallow the wax, don’t panic; it’s made from natural wax so it isn’t dangerous.
Wax can break down by itself and become loose, otherwise a toothpick will help you to remove it. Always remove before brushing your teeth. Many patients find sleeping is the worst time for braces rubbing their cheeks; luckily it’s safe to sleep with wax on your braces!