Brace Relief Pocket Kit contains 4 large extra-thick rods of Brace Gard orthodontic dental silicone "wax," and one 3-gram tube of analgesic gel, all in a handy and attractive mirrored case.
The silicone protects your sensitive gums from your brackets, while the gel provides quick temporary pain relief for mouth ulcers and sores. Please note that Brace Gard is not regular dental wax. It is made from dental-grade silicone. Brace Gard silicone doesn't get hard or crumble like regular dental wax. You can remove and reapply it, and even mold it across several teeth at once to form a protective mouth guard. Brace Gard silicone is totally transparent and will not "melt" when you consume hot liquids or hot foods.
Brace Gard dental silicone works just like OrthoSil -- you need to dry your brackets thoroughly before applying it, or it will not stick. Place the Brace Gard silicone over TOTALLY DRY brackets. Pinch the top and bottom of the silicone to lock the material around the edges of the brackets. Finish by smoothing it with a wet finger. Be sure to read the enclosed instructions before applying the product for best results.
The analgesic gel comes in a small resealable tube. When you're done with your Brace Relief Kit, you can use it to store orthodontic elastics, packets of SturdyFloss, the Denticator Spirex Travel Brush, or other small accessories such as earrings. Please note: it is much too small to hold a retainer or aligner tray.
The Brace Relief Kit box measures about 2 1/2"long, 2"wide, and 3/4" deep. Small enough to fit into your pocket, purse, backpack, or the outside pocket of the DentaKit Braces Survival Kit. The case comes in assorted muted colors.
When you run out of product, you can fill the case again with our Brace Relief Double Refill Pack
which contains 8 rods of Brace Gard silicone and 2 tubes of Brace Relief Gel.
Orthodontic silicone is different from regular dental wax. The brackets of your braces need to be totally dry for the silicone to stick. Honestly, some people simply can't seem to get the hang of using it because they can't get their brackets dry enough to make the silicone stick. But those who do tell us that they love it and prefer it to dental wax. So please understand that it may take a little trial and error at the beginning to get orthodontic silicone to work for you.
Orthodontic silicone has many advantages: it can be re-used, it lasts a lot longer than wax, and it doesn't break down and crumble as easily as wax. Just smoosh some onto the bracket that is causing irritation, and it forms a barrier between your bracket and your gums. The silicone we carry is high quality medical grade, and made right here in the USA.