To protect your cheeks and lips, wax is good to use at the start of treatment as you get use to the braces. Warm a piece of wax the size of a pea or larger between your fingers. Dry the surface of the bracket or brackets. Place the wax over the bracket. This can be reused if necessary.
Wax can also be used for loose brackets or poking archwires. Cover the loose bracket or poking archwire with the wax and then call our office.