Dental Wax and Dental Silicone - The simplest way to stop your mouth from getting torn up is to create a barrier between your brackets and the inside of your mouth. There are several ways to do this. The most common is to use dental wax. Your dentist probably gave you some dental wax. Just break off a little bit with your fingers, hold it for a few moments to warm it up, then apply it right on the brackets that are causing the mouth sores. Use as much as you need. Remember to take it off before you brush your teeth or it will totally gunk up your toothbrush! You can find dental wax in most local drug stores, but here at DentaKit.com, we sell it in 10-packs and bulk boxes of 50 packets. We also sell dental silicone (Ortho-Sil and BraceGard) which lasts longer but can be a little harder to apply (the brackets need to be perfectly dry for silicone to stick). Click to order Dental Wax or Dental Silicone.
ComfortBrace – This is an ingenious product. It looks like a “WhiteStip” but is thicker and contains no whitening chemicals. It adheres gently to your teeth and brackets, forming a protective barrier between your braces and the inside of your mouth. You can wear it for an entire day and even eat and drink with it on. Our customers tell me that they love this new product. Click to order ComfortBrace.
Comfort Covers and Lip Protectors – These products are made from flexible soft plastic. They cover your brackets, which helps soothe existing mouth sores and prevent new ones. We sell three different types of these sort of lip protection products. They come in sets of two (one for the top teeth and one for the bottom teeth). You can cut them with scissors for a custom fit. Some people like to buy one set of each to see which product works best for them. If you play a wind instrument, we also sell the BraceGuard Kit, which enables you to make a custom guard. Because BraceGuard is pink it may not be right for non-musicians – however, it would work well if you have lingual braces (behind the teeth). Click to order Comfort Covers or Lip Protectors or the BraceGuard Kit.
Mouth sores are no fun, but in the course of your orthodontic treatment, you can get them from time to time as your teeth shift and your orthodontic treatment progresses. It's always a good idea to have some of these products on-hand for when those times arise. Nothing is worse than suffering with an awful mouth sore because you don't have anything at home to help you right away!