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Elastics are tiny rubber bands that move your teeth in
a way that braces alone cannot. They improve how upper
and lower teeth fit together (your bite). You hook elastics
onto your braces. Once they're in, they work with braces
to line up your teeth.
It may take a couple of days to get used to putting on Nelson Hersh DDS, MS
your elastics. But after that, you will probably be able to
hook them up with your eyes closed. For the first week,
your mouth may be a little sore or you may even have a slight headache. Over-
the-counter pain relievers may help you feel better.
Elastics can break. You might feel one snap in your mouth. Once in a while,
you might even swallow one. This isn't a problem. Just remember to replace the
broken one with a new one.
You'll probably wear your elastics nearly 24 hours a day. If you wear them
sporadically they can be more uncomfortable, as your teeth will have more
difficulty adjusting to the forces they exert. It is best to carry plenty of spares
so you can replace a broken one right away. Wearing elastics inconsistently will
increase the time you will wear your braces and affect the final result.
Wear elastics at night. Most people keep elastics in while eating. But if they get
in the way, you may remove them. Follow your orthodontist's instructions.
Take elastics out when cleaning your teeth and replace them when done.
Keep elastics in during activities and sports unless you need to wear a mouthguard
Of course, replace the elastics when done and as often as directed by your
orthodontist. The bottom line is elastics, when needed, can help you have a nice
To find out more information, or for a complimentary consultation, call our
office at 248-926-4100, 2300 Haggerty, Suite 1160, West Bloomfield.
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