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CLASS II RIGHT CLASS III LEFT ELASTICS

By 6th September 2021No Comments

ELASTIC WEAR INSTRUCTIONS

In most cases of patients with braces in Singapore, elastics are needed to be worn in some part of their treatment. There are instances where even patients wearing Invisalign in Singapore would also need to use elastics. It is important that the rubber bands are worn in the correct way for an effective orthodontic correction.

Method of Hooking on the Elastics:

For the left side, you will need to put on the rubber bands from the bottom hook at the front as shown by the blue arrow (if this hook is not installed to your braces, please use the hook attached to the bracket instead, as shown by the green arrow) to the top hook at the back, as shown by the light purple arrow.

Therefore, the elastic on the left side should start from the top molar, running diagonally downwards and forwards to the lower canine region.

For the right side, you will need to put on the rubber bands from the top hook at the front as shown by the blue arrow (if this hook is not installed to your braces, please use the hook attached to the bracket instead, as shown by the green arrow) to the bottom hook at the back, as shown by the light purple arrow. 

Therefore, the elastic on the right side should start from the bottom molar, running diagonally upwards and forwards to the upper canine region.

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