We want to help you gain more insight into the various ways elastics are used to correct malocclusions. In part 1 of this 5 part elastic series we start with class 2 & 3 elastics. We cover what size band to use and which teeth to tie together.
For both class 2 and class 3 malocclusions we recommend our 5/16th heavy elastics. When you’re showing your patient how to attach these you want to make sure to do so using an elastic attacher since they will be going home with that tool. For a class 2 you will want to connect your elastic from upper 3 down to the lower 6. For a class 3 you will want to connect from the upper 6 down to the lower 3. We show you in this video demonstration exactly how it’s done. Watch and learn more.
Five Star Orthodontic Lab and supply has been servicing the Orthodontic community for over 30 years. Most of our highly skilled techs have over 10 years of experience! Our department supervisors average over 20 years of experience! Providing helpful tips and tricks is just part of the #FiveStarWay and the consultative approach we take with our doctors.