How to Put Wax on Braces

Orthodontic wax is very helpful when the hook on the bracket feels sharp to your lips or whenever the orthodontic wire has moved out slightly. For those of you who have just gotten your braces, you may find that wax is very helpful until you get accustomed to your braces. Take a small piece of the wax, roll it into a ball and apply it to the area. Make sure that the tooth and the bracket that is receiving the wax is completely dry, otherwise the wax will not stay.