- 1). Don a pair of rubber gloves or wash your hands before sticking your fingers inside your mouth. Hold your cheek away from your teeth with your weak hand. Don't move your jaw or you may experience discomfort.
- 2). Hold the rubber band with your dominant hand and push it into your mouth. Count your teeth from the back of your mouth on your bottom row of teeth until you reach the tooth where you will attach the rubber band (your doctor should tell you which tooth to install the rubber band near). Hook the rubber band to the wire peg over the correct tooth.
- 3). Count your teeth on the top row until you reach the correct wire peg. Hook the loose end of the rubber band over the wire peg.