• Wear Your Rubber Bands Correctly

  • Most of our patients at Columbia Orthodontics will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment.

    This is an important step in correcting your bite. If your  teeth do not fit together correctly, Dr. Croft will propose that rubber bands be used. You may also have rubber bands added to close or open spaces.

    Rubber bands are a critical part of your treatment and wearing them as our team at Columbia Orthodontics advices you is necessary. Some patients are asked to wear their rubber bands full time, meaning that they should only be taken out when they brush and floss their teeth. Other times, you may be asked to only wear them part-time, like only during the day or only during sleep.

    If you still have questions about orthodontic rubber bands, we invite you to give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment appointment.

    Here is some of our team during Code 3 training.

    Remember, wearing rubber bands as prescribed is an important step during your treatment, and can reduce the time you have your braces. If you lose your rubber bands or run out, stop by our Salmon Creek, Cascade park or Battle Ground location and pick up more.

    Click here to see more about braces and why rubber bands are important.

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