Expander & Elastics Instructions

Rapid Palatal Expander



Elastics

Elastics are a vital part of treatment and are also contingent upon patient compliance. They add extra pressure to the braces to help move the teeth. Generally worn at all times (excluding eating and brushing your teeth), elastics should be changed at least once a day. They come in various sizes as they are each used for a specific purpose. We will provide you with the appropriate size.

It is important to wear them consistently or treatment setbacks may occur. If only one day is missed, it could cause your teeth to shift back to their original position!

Dr. Lester A. LeBlanc, D.D.S., P.C. | LeBlanc Orthodontics

  • Larchmont Location - 1415 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538 Phone: 914-833-2306
  • Fleetwood Location - 559 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10552 Phone: 914-668-8880

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