What are Separators?

Separators are small rubber elastics placed between two teeth that are used to create space. Separators will create a small amount of space between two teeth which will allow us to fit rings around the teeth.

What should I expect?

Teeth may be tender after the separators are placed. This may last for 24 hours. Eating softer foods will help reduce the pressure on the teeth. If needed, Tylenol or Advil can help with the tenderness.

How do I take care of the Separators?

The separators will be secure between the teeth, however, care should be taken when eating. Avoid foods that are sticky and chewy as they can pull the separators out.

Avoid flossing between those teeth as that will also cause the separators to be dislodged.

What do I do if the Separators come out before my next appointment?

Check between those teeth with floss. If there is no contact between the teeth, the separators have done their job and we do not need to replace them. If the teeth have moved back together, please call us to replace them as soon as possible.

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