longer than expected. It may also affect the finished orthodontic treatment result.
If you break or lose a rubber band, replace immediately. Always carry a spare pack of rubber bands in your pocket. You will be asked to wear your elastics either full-time or every night.
at all times (they lose their force after several hours).
Please wear your elastics every night (sleep in them). Now let’s go back and repeat that together – wear your elastics every night (not some nights).
If you lose your elastics or run out, just call our office or email us and we can send you more.
Why the big deal? Because these elastics are your ticket to the fastest, most ideal result you can get. Unfortunately, they just don’t work unless they are worn as prescribed.
By wearing your elastics as instructed, you will be doing your part in keeping your orthodontic treatment on schedule.
Common Elastic Patterns