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Hi docs! what could I do with unused orthodontic rubber bands?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Throw them away

or if they haven't been opened, see if your orthodontist wants them.

In brief: Throw them away

or if they haven't been opened, see if your orthodontist wants them.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Obvious.

Make a large unused orthodontic rubber band ball.
Or...shoot them at your little brother.

In brief: Obvious.

Make a large unused orthodontic rubber band ball.
Or...shoot them at your little brother.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Save them for craft projects

In brief: Not much

Save them for craft projects
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Dr. Stuart Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Up To You

I normally recommend getting rid of unused orthodontic elastics.
Unless you have use for them in craft projects or have other uses for them, just trash them.

In brief: Up To You

I normally recommend getting rid of unused orthodontic elastics.
Unless you have use for them in craft projects or have other uses for them, just trash them.
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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anything

These elastics can be used the same as any other elastics.

In brief: Anything

These elastics can be used the same as any other elastics.
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Throw them away

They deteriorate after a while.
I use them to keep my pants from slipping of hangers.

In brief: Throw them away

They deteriorate after a while.
I use them to keep my pants from slipping of hangers.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry

In brief: If treatment is done

You can do whatever you want with them , but if not keep them aside you gonna need them.

In brief: If treatment is done

You can do whatever you want with them , but if not keep them aside you gonna need them.
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Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry

In brief: Really?

Try to sell them back to your orthodontist dr malerman thought this was a "real "suggestion.
Dear doc--start smiling!

In brief: Really?

Try to sell them back to your orthodontist dr malerman thought this was a "real "suggestion.
Dear doc--start smiling!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Tell me you,re kidding.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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