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Can a Rubber Band Be Worn Directly over the Teeth (No Buttons) Under Invisalign Aligners in Order to Close a Gap ?

Isn't it harmful both for the teeth and the gum to put elastics DIRECTLY over the teeth (no buttons) under an invisalign aligner in order to close a gap? I am really worried about my gum. I have the impression that the elastics put too much pressure and might cause a periodontal disease as I already have receding gums.

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Elastics without buttons would need to be monitored closely

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If the elastic slips under the gum it can cause damage. Mention your concern to your doctor so you can discuss alternatives.


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