Why rubber bands are used with Braces? Braces rubber bands

Why rubber bands are used with Braces? Braces rubber bands

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Why rubber bands are used with Braces? Braces rubber bands

There are certain people that want to know about the braces rubber bands. In recent times, a number of doctors are using the rubber bands along with braces in order to help in the better treatment of their patient. The reason doctors use rubber bands is that they are highly helpful in the straightening of teeth. The bands have the power of elasticity. They work with your braces and speeds up the process of the correction of tooth directions. Mostly, people question their dentists that why rubber bands are used with the braces and what affect do rubber bands have on their treatment. Well, this article is an answer to the people who ask such questions.


➧ Effects and working with rubber bands

what-affect-do-rubber-bands-haveThe reason it is used along with the treatments in the orthodontic department is that they help in increasing the amount of pressure. When you go with regular braces, you will see that it takes a lot of time, and the tooth gets into the right position slowly and steadily. However, by the use of these bands, there is more pressure that one can put on the teeth, and you will get the tooth back to its normal position in less time. Moreover, these bands also help in the correction of problems such as overbites and underbites.


➧ The downside of using rubber bands

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There are certain issues that a patient may face when he or she has rubber band braces.

✚ The first issue that comes is that a patient can only eat selective food items. Particularly you cant eat food that is solid during the treatment.

✚ Patients may opt to wear them only at night time, or they may like to take braces off while they are about to eat. This process will take a lot of time.

✚ In certain cases, it is also seen that the rubber band snaps due to the fact that jaw was widely opened.

✚ Moreover, they may rub along your cheeks that can cause irritation. If the rubber bands are not used correctly, the patients are likely to suffer from jaw pain. But it can be reduced or eliminated if your dentist sets it right.

Though the patients benefit highly from wearing these rubber bands, it is always good to put an eye on the negative side as well.


➧ Reducing problems using Braces rubber bands

There are certain steps that you may take to reduce the problems that you may suffer from using rubber bands. Most of the doctors provide their patients with wax products to decrease the abrasive nature of these bands. Moreover, some doctors also give the anti-inflammatory or pain-reducing medicines. Another problem that can arise for people that are using braces rubber bands is with the gum line. You must watch out for that issue. If you get any problem, you should not waste any time in contacting the dentist.

The above is some information in concern with rubber band braces, why rubber bands are used and what affect do rubber bands have in the orthodontic treatment. Always consult your Orthodontist for a better overview of the things.

To know more about Orthodontics and Orthodontic treatment (braces treatment), meet Dr. Vimal Thareja MDS, at SmileMax Dentistry Dental Clinic, Rani Bagh, Pitampura.



About the Author:

Dr. Vimal Thareja completed his BDS from the prestigious Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal. And then his MDS in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics from College of Dental Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. He is working as a Senior Consultant at various hospitals and private dental clinics in Delhi & NCR where he exclusively treats patients with malocclusions and dentofacial deformities. He has over 8 years of experience in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, dealing with various dental and facial aberrations. In Orthodontics, he is routinely practices Straight-wire technique, Lingual Orthodontics, Self-Ligation, Adult Orthodontics, Clear Aligners and temporary anchorage Devices. Dr. Thareja has treated hundreds of patients with irregular teeth and facial problems and given them the gift of a beautiful smile using the latest technology and his vast armamentarium of different systems of braces and devices."<yoastmark He is a Life Member of Indian Orthodontic Society for over 4 years now, also active academically. He has a teaching experience of over 4 years as Senior Faculty in a Dental College in NCR. Dr. Thareja has also published various research papers in prestigious national and international journals. Registered with the Delhi State Dental Council, Dr. Thareja also Practices full time at SmileMax Dentistry, Rani Bagh, Pitampura. He also practices general dentistry along with Orthodontics and is known for providing services in Aesthetic Dentistry, Crowns & Bridges. Gums Treatments, Root Canals, Teeth Whitening procedures, Tooth Colored Fillings, Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.

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