How long should I wear the Orthofill bands on my teeth?
A small gap (smaller than 2.7mm) will take 5-20 days to close. A large gap (larger than 2.7 mm) will take 21 to 60 days to close. Please make sure that you continue to wear the bands for 30 consecutive days after the gap is closed to ensure permanent closure.
Will Orthofill straighten my teeth?
Orthofill was specifically designed to close a diastema (teeth gap). Other orthodontic issues related to the straightening of teeth may require other solutions such as braces. Consult your dentist should this be the case.
My bands are sliding towards the gums or are loose, what should I do?
You should wear the band in the middle part away from the gums to minimize pain. To avoid having the band slide up, please wipe the teeth dry before placing the band.
Will this create new gaps in my teeth?
The motion of teeth is not linear, so as your teeth come together, the pressure created on your gums will cause your teeth arch to contract so no new gap should appear. If you start to notice a new gap forming, use Orthofill on that gap to fix the problem.
Once my gap has closed can it reappear?
We recommend that you wear the Orthofill band for 30 consecutive days to retain the new position of your teeth. If by then your teeth have not yet settled into position it is possible that the gap will reappear. If that happens, repeat the treatment and be sure to wear it for some time afterward. You can also ask an orthodontist to glue a small wire to the back of your front teeth to make sure they don't move again
Is Orthofill for everyone?
We do not recommend Orthofill for anyone under 16 years old. The teeth structure for people of this age range is in development, and are still delicate.
Can retainers be used to close gaps in teeth?
Retainers are meant to hold the teeth in place once moved by orthodontic solutions. The cannot be used to close a diastema.
What happens if I swallow the bands?
There is absolutely no risk if you swallow the bands. It will simply pass through to your next bowel movement in the same way a chewing gum would.
How many bands come in a box?
You will receive 100 Orthofill bands in your package. You probably will not use all of them but make sure to wear the bands a full 30 days after your gap closes to make sure the new position is permanent and your gap does not re-open.
Will the bands weaken my teeth or damage them?
If you use Orthofill as directed they will not weaken nor damage your teeth and are safe to use. However if you have had previous teeth problems we suggest for you to consult your dentist before using Orthofill.
Can your product work for closing gaps on a bottom set of teeth and not the top?
You can use Orthofill to close gaps on the bottom teeth. The process remains the same and thousands of our customers have also closed gaps in their bottom teeth.
Do you deliver to the UK and other international locations?
We deliver to any country, with a standard shipping and handling rate of 7 USD.
My adult teeth have not fully developed. Can I still use the bands?
You should wait until your adult teeth are fully grown before using Orthofill. Chances are that your gap will close by itself when your new adult teeth are formed.
Can it close any teeth gap or just the two upper front teeth?
Orthofill is made to close an open space between the upper incisors but it can also be used to close other gaps in the teeth. If you have more than one gap we suggest that you focus on one at time.
What is the most number of teeth that a band should be worn around?
You should wear Orthofill on two teeth at a time. Some people wear the bands on 4 teet with success, but we do not advise it.
Of what material are the Orthofill bands made?
The bands are specially designed orthodontic elastics made with a patented premium grade elastic polymer which contains no latex, is tasteless and barely noticeable.
What if one of the front teeth is a bridge? Do the bands still work?
We do not suggest the use of Orthofill around teeth with bridges.
I would like to know what happens if it doesn’t work?
We offer a 100% money back guarantee for your convenience. This means that we take all the risk for you.
Is there any special toothpaste I need while wearing the bands?
No special toothpaste is required while wearing the bands. Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Is it normal for my gap to re-open while I’m not wearing the bands?
Yes. Teeth have to move gradually and constantly adapt to their new position. Your gap will seem like it is closing very quickly but you will need to keep repeating the process until your gap stays closed. After this, you can proceed to phase 2 of the process which involves wearing the bands for 24 hours for at least 30 consecutive days to ensure that the new position of the teeth stays the same and the gap remains permanently closed.
I want Orthofill but I’m not sure how large my gap is. Should I buy it?
Orthofill is not recommended for any gap wider than 3.5 mm. It is best to have your gap measured before deciding to use our product.
Can both upper and lower front teeth gaps be fixed by Orthofill?
Either upper or lower front gaps can be fixed by Orthofill bands, so long as it is not wider than 3.5mm.