Dental Bonded Retainers
in Beverly Hills, MI
Newly aligned teeth can revert to their pre-orthodontic position, especially in the first few months after removing braces. It can take six months for the new location of your teeth to become permanent, and wearing a retainer prevents your teeth from returning to the pre-treatment position.
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There are two types of retainers – removable and permanent. Removable retainers resemble mouthguards and are worn between mealtimes and overnight to hold your teeth in place. Dental bonded retainers are a great option and a permanent solution because they are attached to the back of your front teeth.
Your orthodontist can help you choose which option is best for you. You may even use a bonded retainer for your bottom teeth and a removable retainer for your top teeth.
How dental bonded retainers work
A bonded retainer is a small piece of wire that is cemented to the back of your upper and lower front teeth using a dental composite material and then light-cured to create a strong attachment. Initially, you may feel the wire, but you grow accustomed to wearing it.
Advantages of dental bonded retainers
The biggest advantage of bonded retainer is their invisibility. The wire is placed behind the teeth so no one can see it. Unlike removable retainers, you’ll never forget to put your dental bonded retainers in before sleep or take them with you on a trip because you are always wearing them. They are also ideal for younger patients who may need constant reminders to wear their retainer, and you will have no worries about replacing a lost one.
Considerations for dental bonded retainers
It can be challenging to floss around a bonded retainer. Your dental hygienist can teach you how to clean and floss your bonded retainer to prevent plaque buildup. Professional cleanings twice a year can also help to protect your new smile.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334