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What Are [Orthodontic] Rubber Bands – How Do They Work?

Did you know that elastics were used before braces for teeth alignment? These elastic bands were first used in 1843 by Dr. Edward Maynard to align the top and bottom row teeth. In 1850, Dr. E.J Tucker further enhanced this technique by making the bands smaller to make them more comfortable in the patient’s mouth.

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