A fixed retainer is an orthodontic device that maintains the position of the teeth after braces treatmentis complete. The collagen fibres and bone holding the roots of the teeth in place will attempt to move the teeth back to their original position, so a retainer is necessary to hold them in place.
A fixed retainer has a thin metal wire permanently bonded behind the teeth to keep them in place. They are also known as permanent or bonded retainers.
A fixed retainer is only for the front teeth. If you have straightened all your teeth then your back teeth will also have moved. You will need a removable retainer and the fixed one to prevent your teeth from moving.
Towards the end of your treatment, the orthodontist will inform you of your retainer options, and you can ask any questions.
Caring for a fixed retainer follows the same care method for braces. It requires brushing and flossing carefully to ensure your teeth and the wire remain clean. Ensure you visit your general dentist and visit a hygienist regularly to keep your oral health in perfect condition.
Feel free to consult Kingston Orthodontics for your fixed retainer. You can contact us at 0203 002 2501 or [email protected] for more information on fixed retainers or to schedule an appointment to see our experienced orthodontist.
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