Elastics for Adults – Part Time

Part-time elastics wear is pretty easy, but still pretty important for your orthodontic treatment.

The purpose of part-time elastics is to hold progress that we have made, so please be sure that you wear your elastics about half time.  That means just wear them at home and sleeping. 

Another purpose of part time elastics may be to focus some tooth movement that we desire.  So, if the elastics are not worn, teeth may move in opposite directions than what we desire.  We certainly don’t want that!

You have to be pretty decent with part-time elastics, but don’t stress if you forget from time to time.  

Use fresh elastics every day because they take on water and become less effective.  

Your orthodontic treatment progress is pretty good at the part-time elastics stage, so congratulations, and we will see you at your next appointment to check your part-time elastics wear and keep working diligently to get your smile to be beautiful.


Dr. McCoy and staff