Banding Tour

"Hi, my name is Elise and today I got my braces!  I was kind of apprehensive at first but everyone at Bemidji Orthodontics was so understanding and helpful,  once we got started I felt really comfortable.  Check out my photos below to see what it's like step-by-step!"


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I wore a headgear for about a year, and now it's time for the braces !

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After the etching was applied,  it was time for a rinse.

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Minor repositioning is needed and excess paste is removed. 

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Dr. Cooper checks to make sure I am doing ok. 

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After the upper brackets are placed,  more rinsing! 

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Dr. Cooper's assistant carefully places the archwire. 

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The lower wire is in!  

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My braces are on! 

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First my teeth got thoroughly scrubbed .   

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Dr. Cooper carefully positions each bracket. 

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All the lower brackets are in place! 

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Time to get started on my upper teeth with the etching. 

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Dr. Cooper checks each bracket before the archwires are placed. 

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This instrument helps Dr. Cooper's assistant grasp the wire. 

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Dr. Cooper's assistant places the upper wire. 

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It's all finished and I'm still smiling!