How to Wear Orthodontic Elastic Bands How to Wear Orthodontic Elastic Bands

Wearing your Elastics
If you have been asked to wear elastics during your orthodontic treatment, it’s important to wear them exactly as instructed by your orthodontist.
During your first visit we told you hold long you will be in treatment but remember that has to do a lot with your level of cooperation. If you don’t do what you’re supposed to, it could make your time in braces longer.
Full-time wear mean you should have your elastics in place day and night, unless you are chewing food, brushing your teeth or taking part in an activity that requires a mouthguard.
Night time wear means you should have them in place as you sleep every night.

There are six types of elastic:
Class II Elastics
Class III Elastics
Seating Elastics
Class II Triangles
Class III Triangles
V Elastics

This video shows you how to put the elastics on but be sure to place the elastics on both the left and right sides.

If you have any questions, just call us during office hours and we’ll be happy to help!

Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive, NE Gainesville, GA 30501 Tel: 770-536-0882