There was a point where the molar bands caused a slight infection on the inner skin of my right cheek. I don't know what's the medical term for the skin I am talking about; but I will refer to it as the inner skin.
However, the adjustment was pretty interesting. I was given a little chunk of wax - a beeswax. Beeswax covers sharp orthodontic braces and wires that poke into the mouth, which protects the tongue and gums from developing pain and sores. Read more here.
- I would have to dip it in lukewarm water and make it soft.
- Then mould the softened warm wax on the clamp of the molar band with my fingers reaching inside.
- When the wax solidifies in a matter of a minute or so, my inner skin won't feel the metallic clamp but a soft waxy cushion.
It was pretty soothing to the scar that formed inside and it was necessary for the inner skin to heal without suffering more damage.