Elastics (rubberbands) will be very important to your treatment. They provide "the pull" needed to move the teeth quickly, and in the right direction. Here are a few pointers which will help you get the most out of wearing them:


  • Make sure you can attach them as directed. A mirror may be necessary at first, but soon you will be able to change them quickly and with little effort.
  •  For the first few days, the teeth may become occasionally sore. This is a sign of movement, so do not let this discourage you. As the teeth become used to this pressure, the soreness will lessen.
  •  Change the elastics once per day. A fresh rubberband is more effective than an old one.
  •  Elastics should be worn according to doctor's instructions.


Your full cooperation is very important. If there are any questions, please let us know.

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Astoria Family Orthodontics

23-12 31st Street

Astoria, NY 11105

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