A lip bumper may be used to hold the lower large back molar teeth in correct position. This appliance slides into the tubes attached to the bands placed on your teeth, and the forward wire sits close to the lower teeth inside the lips and cheeks.
When brushing after meals and before bed, you should turn the toothbrush into the lip bumper wire and brush it well, remembering to also brush under the tubes near your gums. Your appliance may feel “tight” in the beginning, too. This feeling usually only lasts 2-3 days, but let us know if it lasts longer so we can make adjustments.