"Hi, my name is Jensen and today I got my braces off! When I started treatment, I had a lower space maintainer (LFL) and a headgear for a little over a year. Then I wore braces for another year, and got them off when I turned 15. The most important thing Dr. Cooper told me during all that time was to keep my teeth clean! I think I did a pretty good job. Here's what it's like to get your braces off at Bemidji Orthodontics!"
Removing my braces...
I'm ready to get these off!
Dr. Cooper detaches each bracket from my teeth.
The brackets stay attached to the wire when they are removed.
Removing the bonding material from the lower teeth is next.
Now I can see my smile !
Getting my fixed wires to help keep my teeth in place...
Ultraviolet light cures the bonding material.
Once the wires are placed, they don't show at all!
Time for some x-rays and fabricating the retainers...
I help with the final photographs by holding the mirror.
The impressions then go to the lab.
The impression is then separated from the plaster mold.
Excess plaster is trimmed away.
After the retainer is formed, the excess plastic will be trimmed off.
My removable retainers are now in place!