Relieve patients’ braces pain with new Kemdent Ortho Wax
Kemdent in introduces Kemdent Ortho Wax and provides a guide to orthodontic relief wax for patients with new braces.
Kemdent Ortho Wax is a soft, harmless gum protector for children and adults with braces that covers brackets and protruding wires with a smooth surface. When the scratchy, uncomfortable feeling of new braces becomes too much, Kemdent Ortho Wax comes to the rescue. When a bracket or wire breaks or becomes dislodged, applying a lump of wax can prevent painful wires poking into your gums while you wait for an appointment with the orthodontist. It’s there to help you through the rough patches!
What is wax for braces made from?
Dental wax contains a few modifiers for taste and texture, but it’s mostly made from waxes. Some dental wax products are made from beeswax or carnauba wax, while others are made from paraffin. It’s entirely normal for patients to accidentally eat a little wax if it falls off while speaking or chewing. Ortho Wax is clear and Kemdent offer a flavourless or mint option.
How does dental wax work?
The special properties of Kemdent Ortho Wax make it perfect for protecting your gums from the metal edges of braces. The wax is solid at room temperature, but the warmth of your hands softens it. Smoothed onto braces, it sticks to them and creates a buffer between the brackets and the gums. Dental wax remains smooth while in the mouth, and harmlessly flakes away or peels off as it breaks down.
How to apply Kemdent Ortho Wax
Whether you’re protecting your gums from new braces or sticking down a piece of protruding wire, the procedure for applying dental wax is the same:
- Wash your hands
- Brush your teeth where you want to apply the wax
- Pinch off a piece of wax about the size of a small pea
- Squeeze until it softens and roll it into a ball, then flatten the ball slightly
- Gently push the wax onto the problem area of the braces.
If you run out of dental wax, you can buy more at a pharmacy. To remove it, you can use an interdental brush or floss, but take care not to damage your braces or gums.
Caring for braces and dental wax
You can brush your teeth as normal while dental wax is on your braces, but use a toothbrush that cleans the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Brush twice per day, taking care not to remove the wax, and use your interdental brush to clean between teeth. Rinsing with a mouthwash once per day also helps prevent dental decay while wearing braces.
Braces are a fact of life for most people who want straight, even teeth. It’s reassuring to know that Kemdent Ortho Wax is available to help transition from that temporary phase of discomfort some patients experience as they adjust to their new braces.