Separating is done with a pair of pliers between which there is a rubber band or a metal spring. We use these to place the rubber bands between your molars. These rubber bands or springs should remain between the molars for 2 days to 2 weeks so that enough space can be created.
The rubber bands or springs may cause slight pain. However, it is important that you leave them in place, otherwise, it will be more difficult for us to place the bands properly. The sensitivity lasts a few days; in adults, it may last a little longer. If you are experiencing significant pain, you can take paracetamol.