Thursday, September 10, 2015

Do I really need to wear rubber bands with my braces?


There is a good chance you will need to wear rubber bands with braces from your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Scripps Mesa Orthodontics, located between Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa in San Diego, CA. The main reason is to correct your bite. If your teeth do not fit together properly, we will recommend that rubber bands be used. We may also recommend using rubber bands to close or open spaces.

Rubber bands are a critical part of your treatment, and wearing them as we recommend will help move your teeth into the desired position. We may ask you to wear your rubber bands full time, meaning that they should only be taken out when you brush and floss your teeth three times a day. Other times, you may be asked to only wear them part-time, like only during the day or only during sleep.

If you still have any questions about orthodontic rubber bands, we invite you to give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment appointment. Remember, wearing rubber bands as prescribed is an important step during your treatment, and can reduce the time you have your braces. If you lose your rubber bands or run out, stop by our office and pick up more!

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