Orthodontic brackets and wires can sometimes cause temporary irritation and ulceration of the tongue and or the lips. The oral tissues usually get used to these irritations, but it can take several weeks or even months for this to occur. During this time you may get ulcers. If you feel an ulcer ‘ or if you already have an ulcer, using Piksters® Orthodontic Wax can be extremely helpful by taking the pain away, and allowing ulcers to heal. The basic concept is to apply enough wax to the sharp protrusion to cause it to feel blunt. Use as much as it takes. You will need to reapply wax after every meal.
Subtle mint flavour
Wax comes in a convenient carry case
Provides invisible protection against irritation and pain caused by braces and other orthodontic devices
Easily warmed and softened by the fingers
Do not swallow.
To relieve irritation and help ulcers heal, use as follows:
1. Pinch off a piece of wax approximately 8mm long. This is a rough guide only, use as much wax as necessary.
2. Roll the wax into a ball with your fingers.
3. Identify the irritating orthodontic bracket or wire and push the ball of wax back over itand pack it around the wire that it grips on.
4. Use your finger to shape the lump of wax so that the surface is relatively flat and feels smooth to your lips and/or tongue.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. THIS MEDICINE MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. INCORRECT USE MAY BE HARMFUL. READ THE WARNINGS BEFORE PURCHASE. THE PHARMACIST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT SUPPLY CONTRARY TO OUR PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATION.