dentist hand putting elastic rubber band on patient brackets

Elastic Wear

The goal of orthodontic treatment is not only to align the teeth, but also to align the bite so that the upper and lower teeth fit together appropriately.  Brackets and wires align the teeth while elastics connect the upper and lower arches to align the bite.  The more you wear your elastics the sooner your bite will be corrected!

Orthodontic Elastic Diagrams: