Caring for your elastics
Because elastics are such an important part of treatment, you want to take proper care of them. Carry extra elastics with you at all times in case one breaks or gets lost. If you run out of elastics for whatever reason, stop by our office right away instead of waiting for your next appointment.
To make the most of your elastics, they should only be removed for eating or brushing your teeth. Make sure to wash your hands before taking out or putting in your elastics as well.
While it may be tempting to try and speed up your tooth movement, resist the urge to double up on your elastics. This can create too much pressure, and can actually damage the roots of your teeth.