How do they take off braces?

There are several ways the orthodontist may take the braces off:

1. If you have molar bands, they will first loosen these by using a small piece of equipment kind of like some pliers. They will then hold the band and wobble it up and down to loosen the glue. Next they will either take these off but just pulling them off, or they will leave them loose, and start poping off the brackets. this done in the same way, but they are much easier to get off, and make a "pop" sound when are snapped off. Then they will just take out the whole brace. Done, easy peasy.


2. They will do exactly the same thing, but take your wire out first, and take off each individual bracket.

Hope this helps.