How To Care For Elastics | Dentist San Juan Capistrano
Caring for your Child’s Elastics
Elastics are the rubber bands on your child’s brackets on their teeth. These will end up soring their teeth if either they have poor oral hygiene or if they are wearing them improperly.
To aid your child from experiencing any soreness while wearing brackets between appointments have them:
- Properly place the elastics as instructed from their orthodontics
- Wear them all the time, unless told by their orthodontist otherwise.
- Take the elastics out of their brackets during brushing.
- Replace the elastics as instructed which is typically daily once or twice.