Patients treated by Hunter Valley Orthodontics will be fitted with Permanent Fixed Lingual Retention wires. These are bonded to the teeth (see pictures below) and the results are superior to removable retainers. Patients with these Bonded retainers can eat normally, clean and floss daily and if they are playing contact sport, must wear a mouth guard. The Permanent Fixed Wires are bonded to the back of the teeth and therefore are not visible. They are comfortable and with normal brushing and flossing they don’t cause tooth or gum disease. The Bonded Retainers stay in place for as long as you want your front teeth to remain straight otherwise your teeth have potential to relapse.
Permanent Fixed Lingual Retention has been extensively researched around the world.
The most common problem with all orthodontic treatment is Relapse – that is, the teeth slowly drift back to their initial crooked positions
To prevent relapse Hunter Valley Orthodontics has been successfully using non visible permanent bonded retainers since 1984
Cleaning your Permanent Fixed Lingual Wires
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth.
Our hygienists will show you how to maintain the cleanliness of your permanent fixed lingual wires.
It is important to brush 2 times a day, in the morning and before bed. When brushing, face the bristles toward the gum and brush in small circular motion. Ideally, flossing should occur every evening prior to brushing.