Do I really need to wear my rubber bands with my braces?

Most of our patients at South East Orthodontics will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber bands is to correct their bite. If your teeth do not fit together properly, Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni will recommend that rubber bands be used. Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni may also recommend using rubber bands to close or open spaces.

Rubber bands are a critical part of your treatment, and wearing them as Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni and our team recommend will help move your teeth into the desired position. Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni may ask you to wear your rubber bands full time, meaning that they should only be taken out when you brush and floss your teeth three times a day. Other times, you may be asked to only wear them part-time, like only during the day or only during sleep.

If you still have any questions about orthodontic rubber bands, we invite you to give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment appointment. Remember, wearing rubber bands as prescribed by Drs. Kip Homewood, Nishan Fernando, and David Mastroianni is an important step during your treatment, and can reduce the time you have your braces. If you lose your rubber bands or run out, stop by our Berwick, VIC office and pick up more!

We've relocated!
Our new address is:
Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Rd, Berwick
We're excited to announce the opening of a brand new practice! We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our new facility this year!

You can still reach us at: (03) 9330 0702
We've Relocated!
Check our social media for updates. Our new address coming next year will be:
Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Rd, Berwick
We’re excited to announce the opening of a brand new practice! We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our new facility in 2021.
For now, we will be working from two seperate locations. Our friendly staff will endeavour to contact patients and inform them of which location they will be seen for now while we await our new practice.
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New COVID-19 Restrictions
The South East Orthodontic's practice will be closed from 5:30pm, 27th of May, and will re-open Friday 4th June at 8.30am.

Our team will update any changes on our social media, however, patients can still contact our clinic via email and phone from 10am-4pm daily.