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If the lower second molar are banded it is best to extend the elastic from the second molar to the upper cuspid if they are to be used for over two months of treatment. If the elastics are used for 2 to 6 weeks only, then one may extend them from the lower first molar to upper cuspid teeth. This treatment regimen minimizes the side effects from the use of elastics (extrusion of the lower posterior teeth and labial tipping of the lower anterior teeth, lowering of anterior occlusal plain and the creation of gummy smile). If any temporoma dibular joint discomfort occurs elastic should be discontinued at least temporarily. .

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