Monday, April 16, 2012

After the separators, comes the molar bands

So I have put on the separators in the previous week. After giving it about little less than a week's time to create enough space around my molars, it was time to take the separators off (also known as spacers) and put the molar bands in place.
I had put on 6 such molar bands.
  • on 1 lower left molar
  • on 1 lower right molar
  • on 2 upper left molars
  • on 2 upper right molars
Settling the molar bands seamlessly around the molars is quite tough. My mouth always felt a little heavier and something stuck around the inner teeth. It was not very comfortable the first few days. And around these times I really appreciated the beauty, the slickness and the fine-features of God gifted teeth which we the humans have.

However, i took some shots after putting the molar bands in place.
Disclaimer: If anyone is disgusted by these pictures, please press Ctrl+W (or Command+W on Mac)


  1. assalamualaikum
    insyaAllah i'm about to wear braces too..
    but right now, i've just started with separator couples of days before..
    it's painful.sure it is... but i wanna ask you, what's the function of molar band.? how will it feel..?.. syukran

  2. the molar bands are placed on your four molar teeth. Each molar band has a little clamp on it..... the two ends of the archwire which run along the teeth across the mouth is fixed on these clamps. You can check this blog post out