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What should I do if I lose my elastics?

If your elastics go missing, make a beeline for your orthodontist’s office. Don’t procrastinate until your next scheduled appointment. Consistently wearing your elastics is key to moving teeth efficiently and keeping your treatment timeline on course. 

A brief break without elastics may delay your progress. Your orthodontist can always provide a fresh batch of elastics to keep you on the right track toward achieving that picture-perfect smile.

Can I double up on elastics to get results faster?

Doubling up on orthodontic elastics is a no-go. We promise this will not accelerate your tooth alignment. Instead, it may cause extreme discomfort and harm your teeth and jaws. 

Each stage of your treatment has been precisely planned and designed to move your teeth in a controlled, safe manner. Overloading with elastics could derail this carefully charted journey. Always follow your orthodontist’s instructions for the best and quickest results.

Are elastics uncomfortable?

When you first start wearing elastics, you may experience some discomfort. Discomfort is normal and should subside as your mouth gets accustomed to the new accessory. Please do not remove the elastics to relieve the soreness, even temporarily, as consistent wear is crucial to adapting to their use and staying on track with your treatment plan. However, if discomfort persists or intensifies, don’t hesitate to contact your orthodontist.