September 14, 2017
Why do we use rubber bands when we have braces on? That’s one of the most common questions that people ask themselves when they are in the process of getting braces or have braces on. Most people think that getting braces is to straighten the teeth and to have a beautiful smile. Not only is that true, but braces also help to adjust the bite as well and that’s were the rubber bands come in. The rubber bands connect to the bracket on the upper teeth to the lower teeth. As you wear them, the rubber bands move the teeth to adjust and improve the bite.
When your orthodontic asks you to wear your rubber bands 24 hrs a day , make sure to have them on for that long. Its better to follow the instruction because it will help the process of the teeth adjusting. If you wear the rubber band on and off teeth will move to the direction you want and move back to the original position—thus, you need to wear the rubber band as told.