How to wear your elastics

Wearing your elastics as instructed gives YOU the power to decide how quickly you get that perfect smile!

Elastics are used to make your bite fit together in the most functional and healthy way.

Use the diagrams and descriptions below to make sure you are wearing your elastics as directed by Dr. Farjo. Call us at (509) 522-0790 if you have questions or if you need more elastics!

 
 
Class 2:  Hook it from upper canine to lower molar

Class 2: Hook it from upper canine to lower molar

“Class 2”

Top teeth: Hook on canine (first hook in the front)

Bottom teeth: Hook on first molar (second-to-last tooth from back)

 
Triangle:  Hook it from upper canine to lower canine/first premolar

Triangle: Hook it from upper canine to lower canine/first premolar

“triangle”

Top teeth: Hook on canine (first hook in the front)

Bottom teeth: Hook on canine and first premolar (first two hooks in front)

 
Posterior Box:  Hook it from upper canine to upper first molar and down to lower first and second premolars

Posterior Box: Hook it from upper canine to upper first molar and down to lower first and second premolars

“posterior box”

Top teeth: Hook on canine (first hook in the front) to upper first molar (second to last tooth from the back)

Bottom teeth: Hook on first premolar (second hook from front) to second premolar (third hook from front)

 
Check Mark:  Hook it from lower second premolar, up and around upper canine, and back down to lower first premolar.

Check Mark: Hook it from lower second premolar, up and around upper canine, and back down to lower first premolar.

“Check mark”

Top teeth: Elastic goes AROUND the canine hook (first hook in the front)

Bottom teeth: Hook elastic on on second premolar (third hook from front), then go AROUND the upper canine, then back down to hook on first premolar (second hook from front)

 
Class 3:  Hook it from upper first molar to lower canine.

Class 3: Hook it from upper first molar to lower canine.

“Class 3”

Top teeth: Hook on first molar (second to last tooth in the back)

Bottom teeth: Hook on canine (first hook in the front)

 
Class 2 Box:  Hook it on upper canine and premolar down to lower first and second premolars

Class 2 Box: Hook it on upper canine and premolar down to lower first and second premolars

“Class 2 box”

Top teeth: Hook on canine and first premolar (first two hooks from the front)

Bottom teeth: Hook on first and second premolars (second and third hooks from the front)