Jump to content

braces- another question
can I buy wax/silicone from pharmacy


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 mummabear

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

My ds had just got braces. He has awfully big ulcers from them, and we have been given a product callled Orthosil to use. It isn't wax, it silicone. And bloody hard to get in place!


What I am wondering is if it is safe to put the silicone on and sleep with it. I am terrified it is going to come off and be a choking hazard. But the braces are shredding his mouth and the silicone stops this!

Any advice please?

Edited by mummabear, 27 January 2013 - 09:20 PM.


#2 ubermum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Before placing the silicone, make sure you dry off the piece of braces you are sticking it on. I never had it fall out but even if it does, he is unlikely to choke on it. Your gag reflex works when you sleep and it's only small bits of silicone. I have fallen asleep with chewy in my mouth before and it was still there when I woke up. His mouth will get use to the braces and the ulcers less pretty soon.

#3 blackcat20

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

If you want wax you can usually pick it up at the supermarket or chemist. Rinsing with warm salty water helps with the ulcers too.

#4 mummabear

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Thank you ubermum, that is what I needed to hear. I am feeling pretty miserable at the moment, putting him through all of this. His whole mouth is swollen, lips etc. He only has a very narrow jaw and mouth, so getting the braces on was quite difficult. His mouth looks stretched and baggy. I am a bit horrified, but hoping that is normal after having that mouth opening device that they use! I had no idea braces were like this, it is unusual for me to be so uninformed. sad.gif

thankyou blackcat20.

#5 belinda1976

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

I had braces as a teenager and trust me it does get better.  If he's just had them put on it will take a few weeks before the mouth gets use to them... and then after that you can't feel them at all.



#6 Feral_Pooks

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

I had braces almost 6 years.

Wax. Get the wax.

Warm salty water as mentioned.

I used to take nurofen to help me sleep. Helped the inflammation too.

Bonjela.

It is always worst after getting them on/tightened, so don't worry, mouths heal quickly and in a couple of days he will feel better.

#7 mummabear

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Pooks! Six years??? Why? I thought two was standard??

Happy to say the silicone is protecting him well and allowing him to heal. He's looking better today.

#8 Peppery

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (mummabear @ 25/01/2013, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy to say the silicone is protecting him well and allowing him to heal. He's looking better today.


That's good to hear. I was going to suggest wax as well, i was given some when i had braces 20 odd years ago and worked really well.



#9 LemonPie

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

I used the wax, slept with it on braces too. Like pp said dry the spot before applying.

I was bad with ulcers and found that sedagel lotion worked really well on them.

Good luck!

#10 mummabear

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Help! Ds managed to get through a whole container of silicon. Tell me the pharmacy sells it??? It isn't wax, it is a product called Orthosil. Am hoping to get the same, but would be happy enough to get something else in the meantime!!
TIA>




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.