How do I apply the dental wax? (photo)
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Dental Wax and Mouth Sores
Apply the wax to the edge of the Aligner in the areas of the sores. The wax molds into the area and creates a new edge that is less irritating. The wax will not stay on for good and will then need to be reapplied.
It sounds like your tray(s) may be overextended and need to be polished back. This is not uncommon for Invisalign! The next time you see your orthodontist for the next set of aligners, have them try in the Aligners and show them where the gum irritations are located. Then, if they don't volunteer, ask them to polish those edges so as to eliminate the cause of the sores. It is a little more work for the dental office, but worth it for you.
And No, that will not compromise the integrity of the aligners.
Good Luck to You!
Applying wax for Invisalign
The was needs to be applied to the Invisalign Aligner itself. It may not stay well and in most cases it will not stay long but it will give you temporary relief. Take one strip and rub it on the aligners. You should contact your doctor for a prescription for the canker sores.
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