Wearing rubber bands as instructed by Dr. Meharg is vital to the success of your overall result. It is important to wear your rubber bands 24 hours a day, except while brushing and flossing your teeth, unless otherwise stated by Dr. Meharg. Failing to wear your rubber bands as instructed will only prolong your treatment time and may also affect the overall orthodontic treatment results.
Because rubber bands lose their stretch, change them out at least three times a day. If one breaks, replace it immediately. Always carry extra rubber bands with you. Remember to replenish your rubber band supply at each appointment.
If you run out, stop by and pick up some more or call us at 315-471-6790 and we will mail them to you. All rubber bands have names of animals on the envelopes, so be sure to give us the name of the animal on the packet to determine the size.