What is a Braces Rubber?
Bracelet elastics are small, elastic rings used during orthodontic treatment. They are worn over the teeth to stabilize and align the braces. These elastics are fixed to the brackets or wires between the braces, creating a certain tension. This tension helps to straighten the teeth and contributes to the successful progress of the treatment process.
Different colors and sizes of braces elastics can be used throughout the treatment process and can be chosen according to the patients' preferences or the requirements of the treatment.
How to Put on a Braces Rubber
Elastic braces are usually fitted by an orthodontist or dentist. Elastics of the appropriate size and color, selected by the dentist, are attached to the brackets or wires. This helps the teeth to move into the desired positions. Braces elastics are changed regularly and should be used as recommended by the dentist. During the treatment period, periodic check-ups are carried out and the condition of the elastics is assessed. In this way, the correction of the teeth proceeds successfully.
Why is a Braces Rubber Band Installed?
Braces are worn for various purposes during orthodontic treatment. The main causes of braces:
Alignment of Teeth: Braces elastics help the teeth to move into the desired positions. This allows the teeth to be more properly aligned.
Closing Gaps between Teeth: Tires can be used to close the gaps between teeth. This helps to reduce the gap between the teeth and helps the teeth to fit more tightly.
Rotating Teeth: Tires are used when teeth need to be rotated or crooked teeth need to be corrected.
Correcting the Jaw Relationship: Braces can be used to correct the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. This can help improve chewing function and jaw health.
Securing Teeth: Elastics can be used to more effectively secure braces and hold them in place.
How to Change a Braces Rubber
Changing braces can be done by a dentist or orthodontist, but in some cases it can also be done by patients. The replacement procedure should be performed hygienically using clean hands or sterile gloves. First, the old tires must be identified and removed using a mirror. The new tires are then carefully fitted to the brackets or wires and tightly seated. If there are special instructions, these must be carefully followed. The condition of the replaced tires should be checked regularly and replaced at the specified frequency. Tire replacement is important for the successful progress of orthodontic treatment.
Does a Braces Rubber Correct the Jaw?
Bracelets are not used for jaw correction or jaw relationship problems. Braces are used to align and straighten the teeth. Different orthodontic devices or appliances are used for jaw correction or treatment of jaw relationship problems. Therefore, in cases where jaw correction is required, it is important to consult a specialized orthodontist and evaluate the recommended treatment options. Although braces are effective in changing the position of the teeth, they are not intended to correct the jaw.
How Long Does a Braces Tire Last?
How long braces should be worn can vary depending on the treatment plan and the needs of the patient. Usually, the dentist or orthodontist will make recommendations on how often the elastics should be changed after assessing the patient's condition.
The braces may need to be replaced regularly throughout the treatment process. The frequency of replacement may vary depending on the complexity and speed of the treatment and the desired results. Therefore, the dentist or orthodontist will determine a follow-up program based on the patient's needs.
Patients should adhere to the follow-up schedule of regular replacement of the braces and pay attention to the recommendations of their physicians. This is important for successful treatment.