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Dr. Mark D. Pierce | Elastic Wear in Columbus

3854 North High Street • Columbus

2072 Arlington Avenue • Upper Arlington


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Orthodontic Elastics

Orthodontic elastics (look like small rubber bands) are attached between braces located on designated teeth to provide specific bite corrections. They are available in a variety of sizes and should be worn on a full time basis (24 hours per day except during brushing and eating) unless otherwise directed.

The following guidelines may be of help to you when wearing elastics:

  • Expect at least some discomfort when elastic wear starts. Usually the discomfort will disappear within a matter of a few days if they are properly kept in place.
  • If a brace to which an elastic is placed upon becomes loose or broken, wear should be discontinued until repairs can be made.
  • Keep an extra supply of elastics at school or the workplace.
  • Replace elastics immediately after brushing or eating. Even an hour or two can make a difference!

resulting in a beautiful smile!

Columbus Orthodontist | Elastic Wear. Mark Pierce is a Columbus Orthodontist.