Elastics are a vital part of treatment and are also contingent upon patient compliance. They are used to shift the teeth so that the bite is right. Worn at all times (excluding eating and brushing your teeth) elastics should be changed after every meal or at least 3 times a day. They come in various sizes and are worn in various configurations for a specific purpose. We will provide you with the appropriate size.
It is important to wear them all day and all night consistently or treatment setbacks may occur. If only one day is missed, it could cause your teeth to shift back to their original position!