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Your Braces, Rubber Bands And Back To School Packing List Philadelphia, PA
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Do you have your back to school shopping list printed for school this fall? Have you checked it twice and tried to find the cutest backpack possible to handle all those books and supplies that you’re about to tote back and forth to school every day? It’s all exciting, a little daunting and very academic. All the buzz around school stuff can make you feel pretty smart.
One way to start school off to a smart start is by ensuring that you’re all set to go with your orthodontic care as well. Peer pressure can try to convince you that you can pause your orthodontic adjustment while you’re at school and still achieve a brilliantly aligned smile. This is false.
One alignment and adjustment ‘tool’ we use at Broad Street Braces is rubber bands. They are designed to move your top teeth relative to your bottom teeth. They are removable to help you eat comfortably. This means that you are responsible to put them in and take them out each day, according to instructions.
If you choose not to wear the rubber bands during the school day, your teeth will not move, and it will extend your orthodontic treatment a great deal. Think of it this way:

  • If you don’t wear your rubber bands, you teeth won’t move.
  • If your teeth don’t move, then your adjustment is not happening.
  • If no adjustment happens, then your expectation for brace removal is moved further back.

Broad Street Braces would like to remind all our patients to pack their rubber bands along with their other school supplies each day. We’ll give you an A+ smile!

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


Mon – 8am to 5pm
Tue – 8am to 5pm
Wed – 8am to 5pm
Thu – 8am to 5pm
Fri – 8am to 1pm

Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!