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If your orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, gave you elastics to wear on your braces, then you are at a critical point in your treatment. These elastics can help you further move and shift your teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted. However, that’s only the case if you properly use and care for the elastics. To help you do so, our orthodontic team at Straight Smile is happy to give you some recommendations.

First, wear your elastics when instructed. This is vital because the elastics will continually “shock” the teeth and keep them moving. So, make sure you wear the elastics as instructed, which should be all the time. However, you don’t need to wear them when you clean your smile.

Second, remove and change the elastics when needed. This is also important because stretched-out and worn-down elastics won’t help your smile as much as they need to. So, make sure to replace your elastics once or twice a day.

To learn more about how to use and care for your elastics in College Park, Maryland, please contact Straight Smile at 301-841-9348 today. Our orthodontic team has the tips and information you need, and we are happy to give them to you because we want you to have a positive and successful orthodontic journey!