The Importance of Wearing Your Elastic Bands

 
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An important part of your Orthodontic treatment is wearing your elastic bands. In today's blog we look at a few major reasons you need to wear your bands.

What is the purpose of rubber bands?

Rubber bands are used when people have an over or under bite that needs correcting. This helps the bite to eventually fit together well. Not wearing the bands may extend the time it takes for treatment.

How often do the bands need to be worn?

Unless otherwise told, you should wear your bands 24/7. The only reasons you should be taking the rubber bands out is to eat (if you are unable to eat with them on), brushing and flossing your teeth and putting a new set on.

Do rubber bands hurt?

Your teeth and jaw may take a short amount of time to get used to the bands but pain is minimal. It is important to note that the more you wear them the more you will get use to them!

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