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Elastics

Elastics

Elastics are tiny rubber bands that are stretched between your upper and lower braces to move teeth in precise directions. Elastics are required during braces treatment to correct the positions of teeth. Almost every patient needs to wear elastics at some stage of Orthodontic treatment

  • Elastics must be worn at all times except for cleaning the teeth, i.e. they must be worn all night while sleeping, as well as during the day. Try eating with the elastics on, as the more they are worn the more progress will be seen. Wear them in the same way as guided by the doctor. Correct method and position of wearing is very important. Engaging elastic on wrong teeth may worsen the position of teeth.
  • New elastics should be put on every morning after brushing your teeth.
    If one of the elastics breaks during the day, remove the other side also and replace with two new elastics to keep the forces same on both sides.
  • Keep Spare elastics with you at all times so that broken elastics can be replaced immediately.
  • Wear elastics to your appointments so that we can check that you are wearing them in the correct manner. 
  • If you run short of elastics, you can collect from staff at Faces n Smiles before your next appointment also.