OJW brackets w vertical posts

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Note the vertical posts on these brackets: they allow the patient to rewire themselves  even more easily. See below right and left. MOREOVER THEY ALLOW THE JAWS TO BE WIRED A GREATER DISTANCE APART INCREASING THE CLARITY OF SPEECH APPRECIABLY

OJW wiring in place: right  ATTENTION: NOTE THAT THE BRACKETS BEAR A COLOR CODED DOT WHICH DISAPPEARS IN MINUTES.
   

OJW Teaching Simulator

OJW Teaching Simulator as it appears in use

November 28, 2012 The "Bite Stick" method of OJW

Patient bites on a solid rod (tooth pick) placed between the teeth and preferably behind the last tooth with a bracket; about 2.0mm-3.0 mm thick. Patient and continues to bite on the rod until the wiring is complete. The wiring is completed using the typical "Figure 8 configuration": (lower strand wrapping around brackets 1, 2,3 and finally 6...

...and the upper strand wrapping around brackets 1,4,5 and finally meeting the lower strand in front of bracket #6 The wire is wrapped snugly and twisted into a pigtail in the front. When the
straw is removed the wire will then be lax thereby allowing the maximum
interarch space possible. Note space beteen teeth allowing the Jaw to move (exercise)
and thereby minimizing the possibility of the jaw joints becoming stiff.