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OJW Orthodontic Jaw Wiring brackets with vertical posts allowing for easier rewiring and clearer speech
See also below an innovation to make jaw wiring 50% easer for the both the doctor and the patient"

The "Bite-Stick" method of Orthodontic Jaw wiring (See below)

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.

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

Patient bites on a solid rod (tooth pick) placed between the teeth and preferably behind the last tooth bearing a bracket and about 2.0mm-3.0 mm thick. Patient 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...The wire is wrapped snugly

The wire is wrapped snugly ...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 between teeth allowing the Jaw to move (exercise)
and thereby minimizing the possibility of the jaw joints becoming stiff.
   
Ted Rothstein   DDS   PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring

American Association of Orthodontists
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