What Are Orthodontic Elastics? (Rubber Bands)

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What are orthodontic elastics? When visiting an orthodontist, there are many different appliances that you can and should get for yourself. By working with the pros, you will be able to achieve the beautiful smile that you have always wanted. Whether you’re an adult in braces or have a child in braces. You will want to know more about the different appliances that they might be fitted for. You will find that working with the pros helps you to figure out what is best for you or your loved ones.

When Do You Need Orthodontics?

The best time to see an orthodontist is when you are unhappy with the way that your smile looks. In some cases, going for orthodontics is important. This is because it may get in the way of your speech or ability to eat. This is why it is important that you work with the pros. So that you can be sure you are receiving the care that you both need and want. Because they will be able to fit you with a variety of different appliances, it is easy for you to receive the care that you require.

How to See a Professional

The best way for you to see a professional orthodontist is to make an appointment with them. They will be able to have a full consultation with you and this will help to determine what it is that you need to have done. During the consultation, x-rays will be taken so that the orthodontic professional can determine what type of treatment you are going to need to have done. Most insurance companies cover a good portion of the costs of this so that it is a lot more affordable for you in the long run.

What are Elastics in Orthodontics?

There are many different orthodontic elastics types that are designed to either bring the teeth forward or backward. This helps in the overall straightening of your teeth. And it is important that you wear the elastics so that they can do their job. Your orthodontic professional will be able to determine the specific braces elastics types that are right for you so that you are able to get your teeth straightened quickly and without it being overly expensive.

What are They Used For?

These small rubber bands can be used for a variety of different reasons. For most patients, the rubber bands are going to be used to help bring the teeth forward. Or backward depending on their positioning. It helps to cause the tooth to move easily front or back so that the teeth are more aligned when the orthodontics comes off eventually. This is why your professional may use these rubber bands.

The bands come in all different colors and thickness. Depending on how severe the work needs to be for them to be straightened. Only an orthodontic professional is going to be able to tell you if you are going to benefit from having these types of rubber bands put onto your teeth. And how you can go about using them and putting them on by yourself in the comfort of your own home.

Do Orthodontic Elastics Really Work?

You might be wondering, “do orthodontic elastics really work?” if you have never had them used before. These rubber bands work incredibly well and can do an amazing job when it comes to straightening the teeth and realigning the smile so that it looks more natural. Depending on the severity of your tooth misalignment, you may need to be in rubber bands for quite some time. However, you will be able to find all of this out by working with a professional and seeing what they are going to be able to do for you.

Knowing How to Put Them On

Your orthodontic professional is going to be able to let you know how to put these rubber bands on. Some of them will need to be put on and changed daily. And they will be able to let you know exactly what you need to do in order to have this done. You will love being able to get the work done in the comfort of your own home and not have to worry that you continually have to visit the local office just to have the rubber bands put on.

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Tisseront Orthodontics
11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 773-1200