Keep Calm and Bend On Pliers
I was creating a campaign for the Dental Laboratory association of Texas when I came up it this idea. Most of the people didn't know what I was talking about, So I thought I would make a few for my ortho peeps. Hopefully you guys know the meme Im basing […]

Keep Calm And……

Band and Loops
Band and Loops: One of the most common appliances an orthodontic lab makes. It is a very simple appliance, It is just a simple lop of wire soldered to a band but there are tons of ways to make them look. This video covers just the wire-bending portion of the […]

Premium members: Band and Loops

Soldered Wraparound
In this video I show how to bend and solder the version of the wraparound retainer soldered to Adams clasps. I have uploaded privately to youtube so it can stream better for you paid members, Thank You for your support.

Premium Members: Soldered Wraparound to Adams

Harris Orthodontic Lab
I received an email with this picture asking how its made. I thought I would share my response with this person with everyone on this blog. First off this picture is from Maggie Harris of Harris Orthodontic lab, you you want to see some amazing retainer designs visit her site: She […]

How is this retainer Made?

Long-span flipper 1
Here is the video of the acrylic portion of the long span flipper. Sorry for the roughness of the video, I didn't have time to clean it up and make it look nice. I decided to give you members the raw footage. comment below if you have any questions. [s2Stream player="jwplayer-v6-rtmp" player_path="/jwplayer/jwplayer.js" file_download="LongSpanFlipperweb.mp4" /]

Long-Span Flipper Raw video for Members only

Long-span flipper 2
Have you gotten a request for a flipper with multiple teeth? For us ortho techs we usually work with single tooth flippers or hawleys with pontics added to them. We can usually attach the pontic with wax using the existing teeth on either side of the pontic. But what if you […]

Long – Span Flippers: How to set up

Also great for finishing extraction cased
This is a special request from a doctor to help close those annoying gaps distal (and mesial) to the 3's. Great for extraction cases! Made by Jason Brown, CDT of Ortho Works Lab, Inc.

Full Arch Spring Retianer

Screen Shot setting teeth
Here is the rest of the video of me struggling with a new method of waxing in teeth. Sometimes it works beautifully sometimes not! It is nice to have a couple of ways to do these things in case the model wont allow one method. I do like the use […]

Waxing in Teeth (Diffrent Method) – Members only

Removing teeth
I have come across a couple of different methods of cutting teeth out of models since my last video on this subject. I thought I would give you an update on how I do it now. This is not the be-all-end-all how to cut teeth out but just one way. […]

A Different Method for cutting out teeth on a Dental ...

Preping Tooth For Bands
Prep teeth for bands on model using round bur   This is just one way to prep the teeth on a plaster model to place bands on. I have found this method works best for me when the doctor pre-fits the bands on the patent, Removes the bands Takes an impression […]

Prepping teeth for bands