Getyourbraces Accessibility Statement

THALGOTT is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website,, for everyone. Getyourbraces aims to comply with all applicable standards, including the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 up to Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). Getyourbraces is proud of the efforts that we have completed and that are in-progress to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at 916-789-1100 or email us at and we will work with you to provide the information or service you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Wearing rubber bands is essential for aligning your bite during orthodontic treatment. While braces and wires straighten your teeth, aligning the bite takes longer and determines when your braces can be removed. Commitment to wearing your elastics as instructed is crucial for optimal results.

Wear your elastics constantly, 24 hours a day, unless instructed otherwise. Keep them in while eating, playing, and sleeping, and remove them only for brushing, flossing, replacing them with fresh elastics, and occasional meals. Eating with your elastics on can enhance tooth movement. Change your elastics at least 3-4 times a day or every 12 hours to maintain their strength and elasticity. If you need assistance with placement, we provide a handout with a diagram to guide you.

Proper elastic wear is vital for successful treatment. Failure to wear them as instructed will lengthen your treatment time and impede progress. Some discomfort is normal initially, but wearing your elastics consistently will allow your teeth to adjust. Never double up on elastics, even if you miss a day. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your cooperation with elastic wear is crucial for achieving the best possible orthodontic outcome.


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