Spacers, also called separators, are small circular elastics that are placed in between the teeth. They create space between your teeth so that bands can be accurately fit at your next appointment.
What do spacers feel like?
Your teeth may be sensitive, but the discomfort should only last a few days. Taking over the counter pain relievers should help. Please consult with your physician if you have any allergies to medication.
What do I do if a spacer falls out?
If one or two spacers fall out, simply keep your next scheduled appointment, there is no need to call. This usually means that enough space has been created for the bands to be properly placed. If all of your spacers fall out, please call our office and we will advise you on whether you need to come in to have them replaced.
What should I do to prevent them from coming out?
Avoid sticky or chewy foods and do not floss in the areas where the spacers were placed. You can still brush normally and floss in areas where there are no spacers.