Elastics

  • Now that you are wearing elastics, you are playing a very important part in straightening your own teeth. Good cooperation will result in shortened treatment time and the best result.
  • Wear the elastics all the time except when eating and brushing (or instructed otherwise).
  • Your elastics provide the force that will move your teeth toward their proper position. But, to be effective the elastics must be worn all the time.
  • Be consistent, it won’t do much good if you wear your elastics one day but skip the next.
  • Replace with new elastics after eating. Put new elastics on 3 times per day.
  • Follow directions carefully. Wearing them improperly may result in the teeth moving in the wrong direction. Please ask or call if you are not sure.
  • If you lose or run out of your elastics, please call us immediately so that we can replace them.