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Elastics

Orthodontic elastics

Example of orthodontic elastics.

What do they do?

Elastics are used to move groups of teeth.

How do they work?

The elastics supply the force to move the teeth.

When do I wear them?

All the time except at mealtimes and when brushing.

How often do I change them?

Once per day – preferably at bed time.

What if…

An elastic breaks?

You will need to replace it immediately. It’s a good idea to keep a packet of elastics with you all the time.

The hook on the brace for the elastic breaks?

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