Kemdent Orthodontic relief wax is a soft, gum protector for children and adults with braces that can be used in a pinch to cover 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!
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:
1. Wash your hands
2. Brush your teeth where you want to apply the wax
3. Pinch off a piece of wax about the size of a small pea
4. Squeeze until it softens and roll it into a ball, then flatten the ball slightly
5. Gently push the wax onto the problem area of the braces