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10 packs (100 elastics per pack) 1000 pieces

Contain latex

Light 3.5 OZ/71g Medium 5 OZ/99g Heavy 6,5 OZ/128g
1/8" (3.2mm) C148300 C148305 C148310
3/16" (4.8mm) C148301 C148306 C148311
1/4" (6.4mm) C148302 C148307 C148312
5/16" (8mm) C148303 C148308 C148313
3/8" (9.5mm) C148304 C148309 C148314

What are orthodontic elastics and what are they used for?

Orthodontic elastics, commonly referred to as 'rubber bands,' are small, rubber loops used in orthodontic treatment. They are used in conjunction with orthodontic appliances such as braces or removable orthodontic appliances to correct malocclusion and align teeth.

Orthodontic elastics work by exerting force on the teeth and orthodontic appliance, moving them into proper positions. They are often used to correct minor irregularities in tooth alignment or improve jaw alignment, as well as to address issues like tooth misalignment or jaw displacement. Elastics can be used in various configurations depending on the patient's needs and the orthodontist's recommendations.

Types of orthodontic elastics

Orthodontic elastics can be categorized based on their application:

Intraoral orthodontic elastics – used as part of a patient's fixed orthodontic appliance within the oral cavity. Extraoral orthodontic elastics – used for headgear orthodontic masks, interarch elastics, etc. On this website, we offer intraoral elastics.

Size and strength of orthodontic elastics - key parameters!

A specific type of orthodontic elastics is expressed by two parameters: the size (diameter) of the elastic and the thickness (strength) of the elastic.

Intraoral orthodontic elastics are available in diameters: 1/8" (3.2mm), 3/16" (4.8mm), 1/4" (6.4mm), 5/16" (8mm), 3/8" (9.5mm).

For easier identification, each size is represented by an animal drawing - respectively: chipmunk for 1/8", rabbit for 3/16", fox for 1/4", penguin for 5/16", monkey for 3/8".

Each of these sizes is available in three thicknesses defining their stretching force: light 3.5 Oz/71g, medium 5Oz/99g, heavy 6.5Oz/128g.

For easier identification, three font colors are used: black for light, blue for medium, and red for heavy.

Buying orthodontic elastics

Patients looking to purchase orthodontic elastics should know the parameters required for their orthodontic therapy. This information should be obtained from the attending physician.

Latex-free or latex orthodontic elastics?

The orthodontic elastics offered on this website are made of the highest quality natural latex. In case of latex allergy, latex-free elastics should be obtained. For this purpose, please contact the store's customer service.

If any allergic symptoms occur during the use of elastics, usage should be discontinued immediately, and a doctor should be consulted. Symptoms may result not only from latex allergy but also from other orthodontic accessories used in the orthodontic appliance - hooks, buttons, or tubes, which may contain nickel.

How often to change orthodontic elastics?

It is important for the patient to regularly replace orthodontic elastic bands according to the orthodontist's recommendations to ensure the best effects of wearing them. Intraoral orthodontic elastics should generally be replaced 2-3 times a day. Additionally, consistent use of orthodontic elastics is crucial for effective orthodontic treatment progress.

Duration of wearing orthodontic elastics.

The duration of wearing orthodontic elastics may vary depending on the individual patient's case and the treatment plan established by the orthodontist. However, orthodontic therapy typically involves wearing elastics for a specified time each day, usually for several hours, to ensure effective tooth movement and achieve desired orthodontic results.

Typical recommendations for wearing orthodontic elastics may include wearing them for about 12-22 hours a day, depending on the needs and treatment plan. It is often recommended to wear them for most of the time, only removing them for eating and oral hygiene - orthodontic appliance hygiene.