“Do I really need to wear my rubber bands with my braces?”

Most of our patients at Raleigh Hills Orthodontics will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber bands is to correct their bite.  If your teeth are not fitting together properly, Dr. John Delplanche will recommend that rubber bands be used. Dr. John Delplanche may also recommend you using rubber bands if to close or open spaces.

Rubber bands are a critical part of your treatment, and wearing them as Dr. John Delplanche and our team recommend will help move your teeth into the desired position. Dr. John Delplanche may ask you to wear your rubber bands full time, meaning that they should only be taken out when you brush your teeth three times a day, and they should be replaced at this time to keep fresh ones working. Other times, you may be asked to only wear them part time, such as only during the day or only during sleep.

If you still have any questions about orthodontic rubber bands, we invite you to give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment appointment. Remember, wearing rubber bands as prescribed by Dr. John Delplanche is an important step during your treatment, and can reduce the time you have your braces on. If you lose your rubber bands or run out, stop by Beaverton, OR office and pick up more!