Dr. Christopher JordanCJ OrthodonticsNovember 20, 2017Log8:51 8:59 Dr. Jordan had a checkup with a patient. The patient needed new arch wires, which‒‒are metal wires attached to brackets to help move one’s teeth. He took her old wires off by takingoff the colored bands that hold the wire onto the brackets. Then, he took the wire off. Next, he unpackaged the new wires and adjusted them to fit the patient’s mouth. He did this by cutting and bending the wires using a template. Finally, he put the wire back in with a new set of coloredbands.8:59 9:02 Dr. Jordan an appointment with a patient, and this was her last time visiting. He ‒‒tightened her retainers by bending the metal at both ends with a plier-like tool. Then, he went over instructions on how to keep her teeth clean and straight, and sent the patient on her way with a huge, perfect smile. 9:02 9:12 This patient came in for a checkup on his invisalign. Dr. Jordan gave this patient ‒‒“chewies”, which are little rubber cylinders that one bites on to get the invisalign to fit snug in their mouth. Next, Dr. Jordan gave the patient his next two sets, or four weeks, of invisalign to wear at home.9:13 9:15 Dr. Jordan got the station ready for his next appointment. First, he reset the ‒‒computer and pulled up the next patient’s information. Then, he used disinfectant wipes to clean every surface, tool, or anything else him or his assistants touched in the previous appointment. Next, he put every tool back in its designated drawer. He then set out new placemats and a new packet of tools. Lastly, he set the patient’s files on the counter, which tells him and his assistants what the patient needs. 9:15 9:30 The fourth patient came in to get their bottom braces on. What an exciting day for ‒‒a teenager! First, Dr. Jordan inserted a cheek retractor, which are small plastic pieces used to open the patient’s lips and cheeks so the orthodontist can see their teeth and work in their mouth. Then, he dried all of the teeth using “the dryer”. After the teeth were dried, he applied a substance to the teeth the clean them before he attached the brackets. He let this sit on the teeth for one minute. Next, he used “the dryer” to dry the substance on the teeth and it turns the teeth to a frosty color. Dr. Jordan said that if the teeth do not turn a frosty color, then he would have to repeat the process over again. Once the teeth were ready, his assistant added glue to the back of each bracket, and he carefully placed the brackets on the center of each tooth using a scaler. Aftereach bracket was in place, he used a curing light to help the glue dry and attach the brackets to the teeth. This technique is called bonding. After this, he adjusted new archwires for the bottom bracket and attached it using the colored bands. Lastly, he checked to make sure nothing was poking the patient.