Dental wax is a popular orthodontic aid for people who wear traditional braces or other oral appliances. However, some people don't know that dental wax can be used with clear aligners as well!
Dental wax, made from a blend of natural waxes, creates a soothing barrier between aligners and tender cheeks. Over the years, dental wax has provided relief to millions.
Now, dental wax has a powerful partner - Movemints.
These tasty and innovative grooved mints work hand-in-hand with dental wax to make using your aligners even more comfortable.
What is Dental Wax?
Dental wax is a soft, pliable substance made from natural waxes like beeswax or paraffin.
It is solid at room temperature but quickly softens when warmed by hand. Dental wax is flavorless and non-toxic.
Its main purpose is to protect your mouth's sensitive areas. These areas can include the gums, lips, and the inner side of your cheeks. It creates a protective cushion between the braces and your soft tissues.
Orthodontists typically recommend applying a small ball of dental wax directly onto brackets, wires, or aligners that may be poking or rubbing inside the mouth.
The Benefits of Using Movemints with Dental Wax
Using Movemints together with dental wax can provide even more relief and benefits for those wearing clear aligners.
Here are some of the main benefits of using this combination:
- Extra Protection: Try cushioning an irritated area with dental wax before gently biting on Movemints to seat the aligner. This will prevent irritation while seating the aligner.
- Fresher Breath: Dental wax cannot freshen breath, but Movemints can. They are sweetened with xylitol, which combats bad breath and dry mouth, leaving behind a minty freshness.
- Oral Health: Applying wax to irritated areas will help prevent the swelling or bleeding of those areas. The xylitol in Movemints complements this by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the mouth and reducing plaque buildup.
Movemints and dental wax provide the ultimate combination of protection, fresh breath, proper aligner seating, and oral health.
Movemints: Ingredients and Flavors
Movemints are innovative dental mints designed specifically for use with clear aligners like Invisalign. They were created by an orthodontist after years of research and testing. Movemints have a grooved shape, conveniently fitting between aligners.
These mints are made from all-natural ingredients and are sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Movemints are safe to chew while using aligners - no need to take them out!
Dental Wax and Movemints FAQ
How long does dental wax last?
Dental wax should be replaced at least twice a day, and never kept in the mouth for more than 24 hours. It is advisable to replace the wax right away if it falls off or ceases to stick. Food particles can get stuck on the wax, leading to bacterial buildup, so it is best to remove the wax while eating and drinking. After having a meal, always brush your teeth before applying new dental wax.
Can dental wax be used on Invisalign?
Yes, dental wax can be used on Invisalign. Invisalign aligners, although made of smooth thermoplastic material, can sometimes have sharp edges. These edges can cause discomfort or irritation to the tongue, cheeks, or gums. Dental wax, which is specially formulated from non-toxic materials like paraffin, carnauba wax, or beeswax, can be applied to cover these sharp edges. This provides a smooth surface, creating room for the mouth to "toughen up" and heal. Applying dental wax to Invisalign is easy and can help make your Invisalign experience more comfortable.
How do Movemints work with aligners?
Movemints are uniquely designed to work seamlessly with clear aligners. Their patented shape allows them to sit comfortably between the teeth while biting down gently to help seat the aligners perfectly. It's a cleaner alternative to chewies for seating aligners, plus they help eliminate bacteria buildup, freshen breath, and taste great!