Orthodontic Wax, what do you do with it?

Ok, I got my braces on today, 6 on the top and 6 on the bottom so far. So far, its not pain unless i bite down, but I still notice it. My bottom teeth now are hurting, and they said something about putting orthodontic wax on it, and gave me alot of it. My questions are... 1. What does orthodontic wax do,... show more Ok, I got my braces on today, 6 on the top and 6 on the bottom so far.

So far, its not pain unless i bite down, but I still notice it. My bottom teeth now are hurting, and they said something about putting orthodontic wax on it, and gave me alot of it.

My questions are...

1. What does orthodontic wax do, relieve pain?

2. How long do I leave it on there, what if I forget about it? What if I swallow it :\

3. How much do I put on each tooth that hurts?
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