"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!"
I wore a headgear for about a year, and now it's time for the braces !
First my teeth got thoroughly scrubbed.
After the etching was applied, it was time for a rinse.
Dr. Cooper carefully positions each bracket.
Minor repositioning is needed and excess paste is removed.
All the lower brackets are in place!
Dr. Cooper checks to make sure I am doing ok.
Time to get started on my upper teeth with the etching.
After the upper brackets are placed, more rinsing!
Dr. Cooper checks each bracket before the archwires are placed.
Dr. Cooper's assistant carefully places the archwire.
This instrument helps Dr. Cooper's assistant grasp the wire.
The lower wire is in!
Dr. Cooper's assistant places the upper wire.
My braces are on!
It's all finished and I'm still smiling!