Dental Silicone is a type of Dental Wax that you can use to cover your braces brackets and protect sensitive spots inside your mouth. Dental Silicone is made of medical-grade silicone, so you apply it differently than regular Dental Wax. Because it won’t stick to wet brackets, your braces brackets must be totally dry before you apply it. It might take a few tries to get the hang of using it, but most people find that they prefer using Dental Silicone because it lasts a long time and is re-usable.
Dental Silicone should be taken off when you brush your teeth, and re-applied as needed. If you swallow it, don’t worry; it will likely just pass right through your digestive tract.
Dental Silicone usually only sticks to the metal parts of your braces, so it’s not a good material to use for a sharp or loose tooth. You can get Dental Silicone from your Orthodontist, or buy it online.