Orthosil Silicone Dental ‘Wax’ ~ Unscented
Applying Orthosil to your braces will give you relief from any pain and discomfort caused by metal brackets or wires. Most orthodontic patients use wax at some point during their treatment…usually in the first few weeks as their mouths become used to the braces.
Orthosil is an alternative to traditional Orthodontic Wax; it’s made from silicone with some great properties which some patients find makes it more effective than standard wax…we find it’s all down to personal preference, most patients love one or the other.
If you’re new to braces we’d recommend trying both Orthosil & Orthodontic Wax before stocking up in bulk (& saving with our great discounts!)
Silicone does not break down as quickly as wax so Orthosil can last alot longer than traditional wax.
Unlike orthodontic wax, you can re-apply Orthosil. So you can reuse the same piece after brushing your teeth (something you’ll be doing lot’s of with braces!)
Orthosil is unscented and transparent; even less noticeable in your mouth than clear orthodontic wax.
How to Use Orthosil
Break off a piece from one of the sticks (there’s six sticks in each little box). Roll the Orthosil between your fingers and push it onto the area of the brace which is causing you pain.
IMPORTANT : The brace and Orthosil must be really dry for the Orthosil to stick.
Put the Orthosil over and behind the bracket to give it something to adhere to; don’t try and stick it to your teeth! It can be a bit tricky but it’s definitely worth the practice.
- Medical grade silicone, unscented & unflavoured
- Waterproof and transparent
- Available in coloured plastic boxes; colours may vary
- Box dimensions : 5.5cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
- 3 Boxes of six strips of wax supplied per order
Remove the Orthosil when you eat, you can then re-use the same piece if you wish. If it’s too painful to eat without it then always replace with fresh Orthosil after eating. If you accidently swallow a small amount of Orthosil, don’t panic; it’s made to be in your mouth so it’s non-toxic and won’t be dangerous.
Definitely always remove Orthosil before brushing your teeth as it will stick to the toothbrush bristles….and your teeth definitely won’t get a good clean!
It’s safe to sleep with Orthosil on your braces…often sleep is the worst time for braces injuries!