Nobody likes bands. Bands require seps, which can be challenging to place and cause pain/discomfort, they often impinge on the gingiva causing discomfort and bleeding, and they can come loose causing enamel decalcification. They also require a more skilled CA to fit and place. Read this blog to learn how to eliminate using bands on all 6’s and 7’s where an appliance is not being used!
Pre-adolescents are just as susceptible to bullying and teasing because of crooked teeth as adolescents. In fact, sometimes the younger kids are even more cruel to one another. One consistent goal of orthodontic treatment is to make our patients look and feel better about themselves. So why not achieve this during Phase I?