WEAR YOUR ELASTICS if you want your braces off on time! ⏱

We know they’re not very fun to wear, and we know it’s easy to forget them, but following the ortho’s instructions for wearing your elastics is a huge part of getting your braces off on schedule. If you’ve had a hard time with your elastics, we have some tips to help you out.

1. Carry around spare elastics in case one breaks.

2. Switch them out a couple times a day, because they get loose over time.

3. Only take them off to eat or brush your teeth (unless your orthodontist has told you otherwise).

🛑 Warning: doubling up will NOT shorten your braces time! When your orthodontist gives you elastic instructions, they’re tailored to what your teeth need. Using more will only create additional problems to fix! 🛑

Give your orthodontist a call if you have any questions about your elastics. We look forward to seeing and hearing about your progress!