Using the mirrors necessary to gather intraoral images for Facially Generated Treatment Planning is, for most of us, the most difficult aspect of the photography The buccal mirrors can be very difficult to position and hold, the occlusal mirrors are always tough to angle appropriately, and then there is the fogging. Cold mirrors fog due to condensation whenever the patient breathes out. Keeping them warm (and clear) can be challenging. The use of a hot pad simplifies that greatly. Finally, there is the careful maintenance required during sterilization to prevent scratches. Wrapping the mirror in paper or a cloth prevents the majority of spots during sterilization; however, paper can scratch, and neither paper nor towels make it easy to keep the mirror warm in a warming pad as they are being used in the operatory. This custom cloth mirror bag solves the spotting during sterilization problem and the keeping warm during use problem, by providing a custom fitted sleeve for each of the two mirrors to reside in during sterilzation and use in the operatory. The bag holds both the buccal mirror and the occlusal mirror in separate sleeves. The material is a slippery smooth fabric that prevents scratches to the critical reflective surfaces. The layering keeps the mirrors from touching each other and the handles can be inserted upon removal and laid aside to re-insert the mirror into its âcozyâ when you are finished getting the picture. After use the mirror is completely re-inserted into the sleeve and the heating pad is folded over it to maintain warmth for next use. At the end of treatment the âcozyâ with the two mirrors and the two handles are placed in a sterilization bag to be prepared for their next use. These bags are easy to make if you have rudimentary sewing skills. If you donât, or donât have a sewing machine, simply draw up the size you want the âcozyâ to be and have them made. If you would like the dimensions of this âcozyâ it was designed and made by Scott Ratcliff, our director of clinics. Send me an email me at email@example.com and Iâll forward your request to Scott. I think he likes making them.