Help with Orthodontic Wax (Ingredients)

I’m new to formulating anhydrous products. I’m trying to make a dental wax for applying to the teeth/braces to prevent chaffing of the tongue. 

Finding ingredients lists for these products is a challenge. Beyond the retailers sites, I’ve checked education-related sites and very specific other sites that only mention “a variety of waxes, oils, additives, etc.”

If you’re unfamiliar, this type of wax is typically mostly solid at room/mouth temperature. It is only upon kneading that the wax becomes pliable. Once kneading stops and the wax is applied, it resolidifies.

Anything you can share would help. Ingredients/starter formulations, additives details, wax/anhydrous tips... if you can direct me to a source of knowledge regarding this subject, that would be particularly helpful.  

Thank you!

Comments

  • SpongeSponge Member
    Bump.

    To add: this wax doesn't need to be overly sticky or anything complex. It's actually not dense at all and once rolled into a ball, isn't sticky but just dry matte smooth. 
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    Just buy some Orabase or emulate the Formulation.

    "Orabase paste contains Gelatin 16.7%, Pectin 16.7%, Sodium carbnoxymethylcellulose 16.7% Polythene 2.5% and liquid paraffin 47.4%.



    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • SpongeSponge Member
    Very interesting. I was certain it was simpler than that. Wouldn't the gelatin dissolve into the saliva and this, leave the product? Same for CMC? Both are highly water soluble if I'm not mistaken. 
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    That is the go-to base we used in Pharmacy Compounding for Dental Clinics. It could even be considered the gold standard. It will remain in place for a clinically significant period.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
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