My dentist keeps forgetting to give me new rubber bands when I run out... If he keeps forgetting can I just use two of the old ones (weaker)? would putting the force off a little off affect my teeth badly?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - April - 2010, at 19:52 PM

  • You should not use the old rubber bands as they will not have any effect and the treatment time will increase. If your dentist keeps on forgetting then you make it a point to remember it and take new rubber bands. The old rubber bands loses their elasticity and hence cannot put pressure which is required of them. So make sure to use the new rubber bands when you change them as advised by your dentist. For more info on braces treatment you can read this article from our website.. www.identalhub.com/dental-frequently-asked-questions-for-dental-braces-627.aspx

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