Information About Elastics
Elastics are tiny rubber bands that apply extra force to a tooth or teeth in ways that braces alone can't, so that teeth move into their planned positions. Tiny hooks on selected upper and lower brackets as used as attachment points. The configuration of the elastics can be vertical or diagonal, depending on the individual’s need. Patients are responsible for placing and removing their elastics. Elastics should be worn as prescribed by the orthodontist. Do not wear more elastics than prescribed. Doing so places excessive force on the teeth and can be harmful. Dr. Feldman will instruct you on use of your elastics.