orthodontic elastic

or·tho·don·tic e·las·tic

(ōrthŏ-dontik ĕ-lastic)
Thin band of pliant material attached to a tooth or an orthodontic appliance and used to apply force or traction to teeth to elicit orthodontic movement.
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Changing course of daily habits is a challenging task, to achieve this problem we used orthodontic elastic between molar and canine instead of MMF.
Pain discomfort and crevicular fluid changes induced by orthodontic elastic separators in children.
025" SS archwires and vertical orthodontic elastics (6 oz, 3M Unitek, California, USA) were used for finishing.
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