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What are the colour rubber bands for on braces?

Traditional Metal Braces in Ramsgate, NSW

Those colour bands are not just for decoration. The wire that runs across metal braces is actually what lets our orthodontist in Ramsgate control teeth movement. Those colour rings are called 'elastics,' whose purpose is to hold the wire in place. Whenever they get changed, it's actually not to get new colours but to get a good hold on that wire so it will work as effectively as possible.

Those colour bands are not just for decoration. The wire that runs across metal braces is actually what lets our orthodontist in Ramsgate control teeth movement. Those coloured elastics' purpose is to hold the wire in place. Whenever they get changed, it's actually not to get new colours but to get a good hold on that wire so it will work as effectively as possible.

The ties are actually a vital part of aligning your teeth and bite, helping to create your new, amazing smile, though they can be attractive as well. 

Since the elastics do need to be changed out periodically, it offers orthodontists the opportunity to add some fun to the process. Young patients often enjoy adding personality to their braces by choosing colourful ties that they feel reflect their personal tastes or brighten their look. 

Close up of patient wearing metal braces near Sans Souci NSWWhy Choose Traditional Braces?

When considering teeth-straightening options, traditional braces are a popular choice for many patients. Since traditional braces can’t be removed at home as clear aligners can, traditional braces may be a better option for people who doubt their ability to wear aligners per their treatment schedule.

Metal braces also often work more efficiently to treat serious tooth misalignments, wide gaps between teeth and malocclusion. 

When choosing between traditional braces and other orthodontic appliance options, our skilled dentist with knowledge in orthodontics is here to help you. We will recommend an orthodontic option that is suitable for your dental needs and lifestyle.

Contact Ayar Dental to Get Started with Braces! 

At Ayar Dental, we are skilled in using orthodontics to help patients develop beautiful new smiles. We will evaluate your teeth and your overall oral health carefully before making treatment recommendations. We will work closely with you to make sure your treatment is as comfortable and easy as possible.

If you have more questions about traditional braces, please contact our Ramsgate dental clinic at (02) 9529 5278 to speak with our knowledgeable team.