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A 17-year-old female asked:

what are box elastics used for in braces? i have box elastics on my top/bottom canine all the way across my back molars. what is this helping me with?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Box elastics: Generally box elastics are used to settle vertical occlusion in the segment being guided. For an exact answer to your question you must ask your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist. No 2 malocclusions are alike, so treatment mechanics vary from patient to patient.

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Last updated Jul 18, 2017

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