next Class II Elastics allow our orthodontists to correct excess overjet (often called “overbite” in lay terms), often caused by a disharmony in how the upper and lower jaws fit together. Although most people seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and are less concerned about improving their bite, proper bite correction is also a critical component of orthodontic treatment. If the bite is not properly corrected, the appearance of the smile is compromised, and the teeth are more vulnerable to damaging “wear and tear,” which could potentially require extensive dental work later. Wearing the elastics to correct the bite will provide the best smile and the best protection for the teeth over a lifetime.