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What should I do if I lose my elastics?

If you lose your elastics you should contact your orthodontist immediately. Do not wait until your next appointment. It’s important to consistently wear your elastics to get the results you want. A few days without elastics can set back your progress and prolong the entire process.

We also caution you against using any other non-prescribed rubber bands as a temporary solution. If they have not been approved by your orthodontist, they should not be put in your mouth.

Can I double up on elastics to get results faster?

Do not double up on elastics. We promise this will not move your teeth faster, in fact it may cause extreme discomfort and harm to your teeth and jaw. Each stage of your treatment has been precisely planned and designed specifically for you, to give you the best smile possible. Trust your orthodontist and the process.

Are elastics uncomfortable?

When you first start to wear elastics, you may experience some discomfort. This is normal, and should go away in a few days. Please do not remove the elastics to relieve the soreness, even for a short period of time. If elastics are not worn consistently, you will delay the treatment process and may prolong your discomfort. You can use over the counter pain relievers to help alleviate the soreness.