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Headgear & Rubber Bands Instructions

It is important to remember to wear your headgear and rubber bands EXACTLY as you were instructed. We will have you practice putting them on before you leave the office, but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us. Wearing them any other way could extend the length of your treatment.


  • Try to wear your headgear for at least 12 hours a day. You should always wear it at night when you are sleeping and when you are at home (working on homework,watching TV, etc.).

Rubber Bands

  • Remember to put on new rubber bands a couple times a day. Over time, the rubber bands lose their elasticity, decreasing their effectiveness.
  • It is important to only wear the specific type of rubber bands Dr. Jeff recommended for you. If you run out, please stop by or give us a call and we will be more than happy to mail you a new pack.
  • It is a good idea to keep a pack with you, in your car, at home and wherever else you feel necessary.


More Information:

Wearing Braces
Retainer Instructions
Frequently Ask Questions