Ortho wax is an opaque substance that becomes soft and malleable, allowing it to be placed around the offending bracket which acts as a barrier between your braces and your lips, cheek or tongue.
The ortho wax comes in a handy case and is transparent and flavourless. It is formulated with a non-toxic substance so it is safe if you accidentally swallow it. It sticks well on brackets and braces to protect the gum from injuries and abrasion.
Although it’s not a solution for the long-term, this wax can help you to ease the pain and discomfort.
When else can you use an ortho wax?
- When you have a toothache – If your toothache is caused by damaged filling or chipped or cracked tooth, orthodontic wax may help you manage the sensitivity and pain in the short term.
- When you want to stop ulcer irritation – Place it near the ulcer area so it reduces friction and further irritation.
- When you have an uncomfortable aligners or invisalign – Press the wax gently on the area of discomfort.
- When you have a broken tooth – Place it around the edge of the chipped tooth to avoid cutting your tongue or the inside of your mouth.