Do I really need to wear my rubber bands with my braces?

Most of our patients at South East Orthodontics will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber bands is to correct their bite. If your teeth do not fit together properly, Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni will recommend that rubber bands be used. Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni may also recommend using rubber bands to close or open spaces.

Rubber bands are a critical part of your treatment, and wearing them as Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni and our team recommend will help move your teeth into the desired position. Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni may ask you to wear your rubber bands full time, meaning that they should only be taken out when you brush and floss your teeth three times a day. 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 any questions about orthodontic rubber bands, we invite you to give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment appointment. Remember, wearing rubber bands as prescribed by Drs. Kip Homewood, Theresia Sudjalim, and David Mastroianni 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 Berwick, VIC office and pick up more!

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    2/31 Clyde Rd, Berwick VIC 3806
  • Phone
    03 9796 2794
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    03 9796 1759
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    info@seortho.com.au
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Glen Iris Treatment Room

1564 Malvern Road,
Glen Iris VIC 3146

Available for all treatments with Dr Kip Homewood once every month on a Wednesday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Please contact our Berwick practice to make an appointment or enquiry.

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