Attached to your braces, elastics (rubber bands) exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn all the time and changed once a day. Any time missed in wearing your elastics will only make your treatment take longer, so remember these things:
If your elastics break frequently, a wire or band loosens, or a hook breaks off — call our office immediately at 603-924-3040 . Don’t wait until your next appointment. These problems need to be corrected as soon as possible!