Double up on Elastics?

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Megan11
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Double up on Elastics?

#1 Post by Megan11 »

Has anyone ever doubled up on their elastics...? I know it is probably really stupid and I should follow the orthos instructions but eh... I couldn't resist. I only have one elastic going from Right upper canine to Last Lower Molar. I think I may only keep it in for an hour.

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#2 Post by Audra »

Definitely not a good idea. If the ortho wanted you to have more pull, he would have used a stronger elastic. You could do more harm than good and throw a lot of things out of balance by doubling up like that. Please, please take the 2nd elastic off :)
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#3 Post by fooforever »

I have heard of some people doubling up on here but they seemed to have ok'ed it with their ortho first give them a call if you think it will help
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#4 Post by Megan11 »

Thanks for the replies. I took it off. I might have just needed a braces rebellion :D

patience patience patienceeeee..... :!:
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#5 Post by jxds »

I hadn't thought about that, but now you mention it, I'd love to speed up the process and double up! however, I think the reasonable thing to do is probably stick to the ortho instructions and wait...

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