Rubber Band Instructions

How do I attach my rubber bands?

You may be asked to wear removable rubber bands during orthodontic treatment. Rubber bands are used to align your bite. They are stretched from the upper teeth to the lower teeth in various directions depending on the tooth movement that is needed. It is very important that you wear the rubber bands as instructed. Your compliance will have a direct impact on your time in braces.

Below are some examples of typical rubber band prescriptions:

Class II

Class III



V-Shape

Anterior Triangle


Anterior Box

Posterior Box



Posterior Cross

Anterior Cross