Your teeth and jaws can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the rubber bands as prescribed by Dr. Remington. A typical schedule for elastic wear is 24/7 (including eating) with the only exceptions including brushing and any sport that requires a mouthguard. Anything less than that, and you should be expecting to need the braces to take longer to accomplish their goals, or even the possibility that we may fall short of those goals. Think of the braces as the part that straightens the teeth and the elastics as the part that corrects the bite. Together they form a team. Let’s get a win!
A new package of elastics will be provided for you at each visit. If for any reason, you need another package, please don’t hesitate to request one from us. If you come after office hours, they can be found in the Orthodontic Supply box on the front of the building. There are several different sizes and types of elastics available, be sure to take the correct elastic package from the box.