Any Orthodontist Office will have a supply of orthodontic elastics on hand to disseminate to their patients
The patient is entrusted with taking responsibility for applying and removing these elastics on their own. This application is an outpatient procedure that the patient performs on his or her own time.
Actually, elastics were used to move teeth before braces were ever invented.
Back in 1843, Dr. Edward Maynard was the first dentist to use elastics for purposes of aligning the top and bottom row of teeth.
In 1850 this technique was enhanced by Dr. E.J. Tucker. Dr. Tucker converted the elastics into small bands that could fit inside of a patient's mouth with a higher degree of comfort.
By the time that the father of American orthodontics, Edward Angle, founded the Angle School of Orthodontia in the year 1900 orthodontic elastics had already been in use for over 50 years.
The use of these elastics was never abandoned. Orthodontic elastics remain a vital mainstay in the field of orthodontics. These elastics expedite tooth movement. Without the tensile forces that are provided by these devices the treatment would take far longer.
ORA-BANDs have eliminated the middle entity between you and the devices that will close your gap.
This is called a Power Train Procedure. It is an elastic chain that wraps around the front row of teeth to eliminate gaps.
This device is not generally well known to the public.
Whereas braces cost thousands of dollars, the Orthodontic Elastic Chain has historically only costed $1,000.00 (or less) to implement from beginning to end.
Of course, the use of this device is nowhere near as profitable to an orthodontist as traditional braces are.
The savings to the consumer is so great that this option deserves to be well known by all who may benefit from using it.
This device, along with the orthodontist and the patient that used it, were showcased on an episode of the television show The Doctors:
This young lady is about to undergo the process of closing the gap between her teeth without braces. By using an Orthodontic Power Chain - a type of orthodontic elastic (shown in the picture above) - she will be saving a significant amount of time and money.
In the final segment her orthodontist advocates the use of elastics for closing gaps in his own words.
Despite the national coverage that this procedure has received the technique of using certain types of orthodontic elastics to close gaps remains relatively unknown.
The effectiveness of these devices is well known to people that have undergone the process. ORA-BAND® is a type of orthodontic elastic that is specifically suited to the task of eliminating gaps in teeth.
If a person presents a complex case to an Orthodontist they will surely need a high level of expertise and care. However, many thousands of people have been using ORA-BANDs to close the gaps in their teeth successfully for years.
This is because closing these gaps does not represent a high level of complexity. These are simple tooth movements.
Here is a breakdown of the expense of braces as of the year 2015:
Metal Braces: $3,000.00 to $7,000.00
Ceramic Braces: $4,000.00 to $8,000.00
Lingual Braces: $8,000.00 to $10,000.00
Metal Braces are the traditional Braces that have existed for over 100 years. These braces have maintained their popularity due to their effectiveness. As new and more aesthetically pleasing options have come into prominence (i.e. Ceramic Braces and Lingual Braces) Metal Braces continue to be the most popular and instantly recognizable orthodontic device.
Ceramic Braces are clear braces that blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Ceramic Braces are still noticeable when worn but the contrast between the ceramic material and your teeth is not nearly as stark as the contrast that exists when traditional Metal Braces are worn. They are less distracting to the appearance of the teeth. This camouflage has the consequence of making Ceramic Braces a more expensive option than Metal Braces.
Lingual Braces are fitted behind the teeth. This makes them invisible to the outside world. The only way to see that a person is wearing Lingual Braces is to open their mouth at close range while you look deep into their oral cavity with a mirror. Placing Lingual Braces requires more work than placing other types of braces. Additionally, treatment can be more difficult to manage. As a result, Lingual Braces cost far more than Metal Braces and Ceramic Braces.
On average, treatment with braces will typically take anywhere from 18 months to several years. Orthodontic Elastics have proven to be very successful in closing gaps within a few weeks.
If you are unhappy with your orthodontic treatment your orthodontist is not going to voluntarily give you your investment of thousands of dollars back.
If you are unhappy with our product all you have to do is return your remaining bands and we will refund you. All you ever make is a $19.95 investment that is returned to you in full upon receipt of your items.
Contrary to popular belief, braces are not 100% effective for everybody. Indeed, if you perform an internet search for Orthodontic Lawsuits tens of thousands of results will be presented. This is common enough that there are actually lawyers that specialize in orthodontic malpractice lawsuits.
We often speak to prospective customers that will say "Braces are guaranteed to work. Your product is not guaranteed." Actually, it is the opposite. Our product is guaranteed to work. We back this up with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Braces are definitely not guaranteed to work. You will never find an orthodontist that has a money back guarantee for their work.
Braces cause abrasions to the inner lining of the mouth. Wearing braces has been shown to cause a condition known as Root Resorption.
Root Resorption is root loss in the gums. Due to the amount of time that braces are worn - they are often worn for years - some amount of root loss is to be expected.
For users of orthodontic braces, headaches and jaw pain are very common experiences. Orthodontic braces have been known to cause neck pain and a condition known as TMJ (temporomandibular) syndrome. This is characterized by pain and limited movement in the joints that move the jaw.
ORA-BANDs are only worn for a period that ranges from a few days to approximately 1 month. There is no neck pain or Temporomandibular Syndrome associated with using ORA-BANDs because the bands do not leverage the molar teeth or the jawbone to move the teeth in the front of the mouth.
You can use ORA-BANDs at your own pace. The bands are easily applied and removed. It will only take 5 seconds to put the bands on and take them off.
We provide detailed instructions on how the bands should be used. You will be in total control of implementing that process.
Perceiving oneself as having a nice smile has been consistently found to correlate with high self esteem. Being that much of our communications are nonverbal, this self esteem boost will inevitable enhance the perception that others have of you.
Have you been hiding your smile because of the gaps in your teeth? If so, you have been repressing your joy. When you don't smile in a full and engaging way you are signaling to others that you lack the confidence to present your true self to the world around you.
Smiling is magnetic. It draws people toward you and shapes their feelings about you in positive ways. The confiDence that you exude through your smile will not only make you feel better, it will make others feel better about you as well.
We have all heard the mantra that having a nice smile is very important. Scientific studies into this subject have produced the same conclusion time and time again.
One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is to close the gaps in your teeth. Closing a gap between your teeth is a simle tooth movement that does not require the financial and time investment required to correct many other tooth alignment issues.
Studies show that lasting impressions are created within 7 seconds of encountering someone for the first time. The very first visual queue that people looked to in order to assess a person upon first meeting them was their smile.
A recent study of over one thousand people found that people with straight teeth are perceived as more successful and intelligent and than those without straight teeth.
Some key takeaways from this study:
a) 29% of respondents said that the feature that they noticed first about a person is their teeth.
b) A nice smile was subconsciously equated with success by 58% of the people in the sample poll.
c) 38% of respondents stated that they would consider not going out on a 2nd date with someone who did not have a good smile.
d) 50% of the respondents viewed people with straight teeth to be healthier, happier and smarter.
e) An incredible 73% of participants in the study viewed people with an attractive smile as more trustworthy than people with smiles that they viewed as unattractive.
These are all snap judgments that are made on a subconscious level. Despite our best efforts, human beings judge a book by the cover more often than not.
Closing a gap in your teeth is a simple tooth movement. Throughout the years we have received many thanks from our customers - some tearfully thanking us - via electronic correspondence and telephone calls.
We understand that changing your teeth for the better is a positive life changing experience. People are often surprised at how happy it has made them to be rid of their gap(s). This has been reinforced to us many times and we do not take it for granted.
In the final analysis, the reason why so many people have opted to use ORA-BANDs to close the spaces between their teeth is because they work. They are an entirely effective, safe and low cost method for closing gaps between the front row of your teeth.
We have been fortunate enough to have customers provide video testimonials of their experiences. These videos start from the beginning of their use with ORA-BANDs until the final result of full gap closure is achieved.
ORA-BAND® users are often surprised at how satisfying it is to finally have their gaps closed. We at ORA-BAND® look forward to providing this experience for you, too.