Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?

I lost the buccal tube on my first molar. I’m instructed to wear class 2 elastics. I fear that if I stop wearing elastics then my treatment will be prolonged. I’m still on my second week. Can I put my elastics on my 2nd premolar instead?

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Answer: Orthodontic Rubber Bands

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

It is imperative that you wear your orthodontic elastics/rubber bands in the same diameter and pattern as instructed to you by the orthodontist. Any deviation in this can delay treatment. Moving to another tooth may shift the jaw into a different position that is undesirable. Call your orthodontist right away and let them know what happened and ask for their recommendation. Until then, do not try to resolve it on your own.

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