Importance of Elastics in Orthodontics

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, elastics, also known as rubber bands, can play a significant role in improving the fit and alignment of your upper and lower teeth. These small but mighty accessories work in conjunction with braces or other orthodontic appliances to apply gentle, yet continuous force to guide the teeth into their desired positions.

Wearing elastics as instructed by Dr. Weibel is crucial for achieving optimal results. The specific instructions will vary depending on your unique orthodontic needs, but generally, elastics are worn in specific configurations to address specific bite issues or tooth movements. It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s guidance regarding the size, type, and placement of the elastics.

Consistency is key when it comes to wearing elastics. For the rubber bands to work efficiently, they need to be worn consistently as prescribed by Dr. Weibel. This means wearing them both day and night, only removing them when instructed to do so, such as when eating or brushing your teeth. Failing to wear the elastics as directed can impede the progress of your orthodontic treatment, prolonging the overall treatment time.

If you have any questions or concerns about wearing elastics or your orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We are here to guide you through the process, address any issues that may arise, and ultimately help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.