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Print Posted by Yang Orthodontics on 02/20/2018

Braces Separators, Spacers: How to Replace





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separators or spacers are tiny elastic

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rings that are placed in between two

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teeth the purpose of separators is to

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create space for placing bands bands or

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metal rings where brackets or other

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orthodontic attachments can be connected

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to when you have separators in your

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mouth be careful not to dislodge the

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separators by eating sticky foods also

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be careful when brushing and don't floss

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the area where the separators are you

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don't want to accidentally lose a

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separator when brushing or flossing if a

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separator comes out within a day or two

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before your next appointment there

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usually will still be enough space to

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place the band you may want to call the

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office to ask if the separator needs to

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be put back in if it is more than a day

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or two before your next appointment you

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can try to replace the separator

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yourself by threading two pieces of

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floss through the separator stretching

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it and placing the separator between the

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two teeth of course you can always call

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your orthodontists office to have it put

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back in or if you have any questions

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you

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