Braces have the ability to work with aligning a patient’s teeth and giving everyone a confident smile. However, it cannot be denied that the fact that braces work to straighten teeth can lead to initial discomfort.
Metal wires and brackets can hurt the sensitive inner side of the mouth. But the best part is that no one needs to keep suffering through this discomfort.
Dental wax for braces provides instant relief to every painful brace problem. Here’s what should be known about dental wax.
WHAT ARE THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF DENTAL WAX?
To keep great oral health, patient’s should always follow the routine instructions that their orthodontist recommends. Such as brushing and flossing everyday while using dental wax on a patient’s braces.
Do: Always replace the wax when needed, even if the wax is used only once.
Don’t: Reuse wax.
Do: Eat soft foods and drink liquids with the wax in place.
Don’t: Keep wax in place if food becomes stuck to it.
Do: Make sure that the wax is perfectly in place before sleeping.
Don’t: Worry if you swallow it while sleeping or eating.
Do: Contact your orthodontist if the pain persists or comes on suddenly.
Don’t: Fix the braces or wires yourself.
We do promote the fact that ‘D.I.Y.’ should not be attempted by the patient, instead if something feels off, the patient should immediately contact and call their orthodontist.
WHY IS DENTAL WAX NEEDED?
The initial stage of the brace journey always involves dental wax. Why? Dental wax makes braces more comfortable and adaptable.
Sometimes, the brackets on braces can rub against the insides of the mouth, or the bracket can pop off inside the mouth. This causes major discomfort. Covering the edge with the wax provides immediate relief from the discomfort of this situation.
Applying the wax will separate braces from the teeth. This solves mouth sores until a patient can see their orthodontist, and these are easy to apply and remove, making them suitable for kids and adults.
ASK AN ORTHODONTIST!
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