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Rubber Bands for Orthodontic Treatment

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Rubber bands are an essential part of orthodontic treatment, as they help to properly align the teeth and jaw. They are used to apply pressure on the teeth and jaw, allowing them to move into the proper position. This type of orthodontic treatment has many benefits, including a straighter, more attractive smile, an improved bite, and better overall oral health.

Orthodontists use bands in conjunction with braces as a way to provide additional pressure in order to move the teeth and jaw into the correct position. They attach to the brackets of the braces and pull the teeth in the desired direction. The tension created by the bands helps the teeth and jaw to move into the correct position.

Straighter Smile

One of the major benefits of using rubber bands in orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. By properly aligning the teeth and jaw, the overall appearance of the smile is improved. This can lead to increased confidence and better oral health.

Improved Bite

Another benefit of using rubber bands in orthodontic treatment is improved bite. When the teeth and jaw are properly aligned, it can reduce the chance of uneven or misaligned bites. A properly aligned bite can also help to reduce the chances of developing TMJ.

Better Oral Health

Rubber bands can also help to improve overall oral health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, which can help to reduce the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Additionally, a properly aligned bite can help to reduce the risk of grinding and clenching, which can damage the teeth and jaw over time.

Rubber bands are a safe and effective way to align the teeth and jaw, leading to a more attractive smile and improved overall oral health. Plus, they are customizable and are a fun way to let your personality shine!

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About the Author: Robert T. Ogden, D.D.S.

Dr. Robert T. Ogden D.D.S. is an independent orthodontist serving Central Florida since 1994, and is proud to be the affordable option for local families who want straight teeth that lead to perfect smiles, all backed by a kind and friendly staff that instantly makes you feel at home. We take the time to explain all of your options, from In-Ovation C clear braces or SPEED System metal braces to clear aligners like Invisalign™. Plus, our state-of-the-art offices are designed to make your visit as fast and comfortable as possible. Schedule your free consultation today!

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