Patients with braces face a unique set of challenges during their treatment.
There are specific guidelines for foods that can be eaten and techniques for maintaining proper oral hygiene.
Even patients who follow all of the prescribed guidelines will occasionally encounter an unexpected problem with their braces.
Sometimes a bracket or band will become loose. Sometimes a wire will break or stick out from the brackets or bands.
Sometimes a wire can even detach from the brackets.
Watch the video below for a demonstration of how orthodontic wax should be used.
Break a small amount of wax (approximately the size of a pea or bean) from the stick and roll it in your fingers to warm and soften it.
Then firmly press the softened wax against the area of the braces that is protruding or broken. Once placed, it will cover sharp edges and stabilize loose pieces of wire or bracket.
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Fuente: Youtube / minneapolisortho