What is elastic tie?
An elastic tie (a type of ligature) is the rubber tie that fits around your bracket. With some types of braces, this elastic tie is used to hold the arch wire in place. However, with how technology has advanced, colored elastic ties are no longer required, and are just a decoration for fun. Please remember that extra cleaning is required, as the elastic ties do collect plaque. Elastic ties come in a variety of colors and can be changed at each appointment. If one comes off, no need to worry as they are just for decoration. Have fun with these colored ties; choose your favorite team colors or decorate for an upcoming holiday. These ties give you just another reason to smile!!