Caring For Elastics
If your child keeps getting sore teeth when using elastics (the rubber bands on the brackets), it means they are not wearing them properly or are practicing poor hygiene.
To prevent soreness from happening between appointments, they should:
• Attach elastics as instructed.
• Wear their elastics all the time, unless told otherwise.
• Take their elastics out when brushing their teeth.
• Change their elastics as told, which is normally once or twice a day.