Many teenagers and pre-teens find that a visit to the orthodontist is greatly enhanced by choosing the colour of the elastics attached to their braces. Children and teenagers often try out a variety of patterns and combinations of colours. They may want to pick colours based on anything from new clothes they’ve bought to their favourite football team. As the coloured bands are typically replaced during each follow-up visit, frequent changes can be made to the colour selection.
Types of coloured orthodontic elastics
Ligatures are small elastics that are placed around each bracket and used to hold the archwire in the slot on the bracket. They typically come in many different colors and are used to push or pull teeth in a particular direction.
Rubber bands are somewhat larger, they also come in a wide variety of colours and are used to apply pressure to the jaw to correct the alignment of the bite and reduce overbite and/or underbite. Coloured rubber bands can be applied in number of configurations, but the most common is inter-arch (from the top to the bottom).
Check out all case studies:
A gap and overjet treated with traditional metal braces in 1 year and 3 months.
Bite alignment and severe overjet treated with traditional braces over 22 months.
Increased overjet (10mm) and crowded bottom arch corrected within 1 year and 8 months.
Severe overcrowding treated with traditional braces for 1 year and 10 months.
Severe overcrowding and bite misalignment treated within 1 year and 4 months.
Pronounced overcrowding and bite misalignment treated over 2 years and 2 months.
Severe overcrowding treated with clear fixed braces within 20 months.
Overcrowding and overbite treated within 19 months with clear braces.
Crossbite treated with removable braces & fixed braces over 16 months.
Overbite and crowding corrected with clear top and metal bottom fixed braces.
Overjet and crossbite treated with fixed braces over 21 months.
Overcrowding and overbite treated with traditional fixed braces for 1 year and 1 month.
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