Directions for using ORA-BAND

Using ORA-BAND Clear Orthodontic Elastic Bands is easy!

  1. Grip the elastic band with your right and left hands between your index fingers and thumbs.
  2. Stretch the band to the appropriate length to fit around the teeth that you want to move together.
  3. Move the band to a point approaching your gum line and release.
  4. Adjust the band according to your comfort. Ensure that the band is positioned horizontally.
  5. Replace the bands when you feel the elastic force beginning to wear off (typically twice daily).

Wear the bands as much as possible. The only time that you should not wear the bands is when eating or brushing your teeth.


Helpful Tips

The video on our homepage shows the different configurations in which ORA-BAND can be applied. Remember that Narrow Bands are for your Central Incisors and Wide Bands are for your Lateral Incisors and Canine Teeth. During the first few days of using ORA-BAND you will experience soreness in the affected area of your gum line. This is normal. In the overwhelming majority of cases, this subsides within 3 to 4 days of use. Braces produce the same effect upon initial treatment/tooth movement. ORA-BAND can be worn at your convenience. However, we advise constant use in the initial closing phase to produce the desired result within 30 days.

Do not wear the bands while you are eating or brushing your teeth. Once you begin using ORA-BANDs you should wear them as much as possible so that you can achieve optimal results in the shortest period of time.


Closing Bands/Retaining Bands

Use Closing Bands in the beginning phase to bring your teeth together. Closing Bands have a tensile strength appropriate for moving teeth. Once the space between your teeth is closed you will not need the tensile strength of the Closing Bands. You can now make the transition to Retaining Bands. Use Retaining Bands to maintain your progress. This is the same principle under which a retainer is applied after an individual concludes their use of braces to reposition their teeth. Once the space between your teeth is closed the Retaining Bands are designed to provide maintenance of your results as needed.


400 Bands

It is advised that you change your bands at least twice daily for best results. Every 5 to 6 hours is ideal. You may choose to change bands throughout the day as you see fit. We have supplied hundreds Bands so that you will not feel constrained in your usage of ORA-BAND and can reapply and remove the bands with the confidence that you have an abundant supply to support your goals.


Enjoy your new smile!