Posted on Oct 26, 2020
When you first have your orthodontic braces placed, you may experience minor discomfort caused by the new foreign objects in your mouth rubbing against the soft tissues of your tongue, cheeks, and lips. Orthodontic wax can provide almost immediate pain relief!
Orthodontic wax is available in drug stores and inexpensive. It’s designed to cushion rough or sharp edges of your braces that would otherwise be irritating. It is non-toxic, soft, and easy to apply whenever you need it. Wax provides a barrier between the hardware in the mouth and the soft tissues. It is made of carnauba, beeswax, or paraffin and is typically flavorless. If you accidentally swallow wax, rest assured that it’s safe if ingested in small quantities.
At Lockett Orthodontics, it’s important to us that your orthodontic experience is positive and pain-free! Using orthodontic wax can offer immediate relief until your mouth gets used to the new braces.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920