Rubber bands are a vital part of treatment and are also contingent upon patient compliance. They are attached to the hooks on your braces, adding extra pressure to help move the teeth in the desired direction. Generally worn at all times (excluding eating and brushing your teeth), rubber bands should be changed at least once a day. They come in various sizes as each one is used for a specific purpose. We will provide you with the appropriate size.

It is important to wear them consistently or treatment setbacks may occur. If only one day is missed, it could cause your teeth to shift back to their original position!

Download our Rubber Bands (Elastics) Handout for more information.