Separators

  • Separators are little elastics placed between the teeth.  They create just enough space between the teeth so that Dr. Orenstein can fit metal bands on them comfortably.
  • Please brush your teeth normally, right over the separators.  However, do not use floss in these areas.
  • Do not chew gum or sticky candies.  These might pull out the separators.
  • If a separator or even a few separators should fall out on their own, while eating or brushing, there is no need to have them replaced.  This means space has been created.
  • Separators might be uncomfortable for a day or two.  Tylenol or Advil taken every four hours is recommended if necessary.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office. THANK YOU!