Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

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jtsang
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Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#1 Post by jtsang »

I read that I speeds up teeth shifting? Anyone know?
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Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#2 Post by catwanabee »

As long as it doesn't snap on you, go for it.
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TheKT
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#3 Post by TheKT »

I try to but sometimes they snap.

jtsang
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Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#4 Post by jtsang »

I have been eating with it on.. lost one this after noon during lunch.. didn't realized it until lunch was almost over... it's gross to know that you swallowed an elastic that has been in your mouth all morning...
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Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#5 Post by djspeece »

Advice given by orthos seems to vary by each individual patient, so I would go with whatever your ortho recommends. Mine said they can come out during meals. I don't know that taking them out for meals makes a big difference in the overall plan, but again I depend on my ortho's direction.
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Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#6 Post by Ellabelle »

My ortho told me to leave mine in, but he told my SO to take his out. I think for us the difference is the configuration. I can open my mouth wider so it's not as big of a deal. And I have also heard it can speed movement to leave them in. Your jaw "learns" to move in this different position. I'm totally used to eating with them. And then wow, do the new ones feel strong once you clean your mouth and put them in!

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#7 Post by nightmare56 »

i like to take mine out because they get stretched out while eating which I would think makes them less effective. I put in strong fresh ones afterwards :)
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#8 Post by sirwired »

I think it depends on the configuration. Some configurations can be worn while eating, with others it's pointless as it's inevitable they'll come off.

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#9 Post by NervousNewbie »

I'm with nightmare56. I take mine out because I want to put in fresh ones after I eat since they'll be stretched out after eating, plus it's a good way to remind myself to change my bands.
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Re: Should I keep elastic on while eatting??

#10 Post by Lorianne »

I have to leave mine on 24/7. I leave them in while eating as much as possible. If I'm trying to eat something wide, like a burger or a sandwich, then i might take them out otherwise I can't fit the food in my mouth!

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