Dental Bonded Retainers
in Birmingham, MI
What are retainers and why would you need one?
Your braces have just been removed, and you have a beautiful smile and bite. To maintain this, you must wear a retainer. This is necessary because the teeth tend to shift back to their pre-orthodontic positions when your braces are removed. Dental bonded retainers help keep your teeth in their new position.
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There are two types of retainers available. The first is the traditional removable one which you can take off to eat and to brush your teeth, or you can choose a bonded retainer.
A bonded retainer is made from wire that is attached to the back of your front upper and lower teeth. The wire is attached to the teeth with a dental composite material and then light-cured, which creates a strong bond.
This is an effective way to protect your teeth from shifting back to their original position. Unlike a removable retainer, your dentist must detach a bonded retainer when you no longer need it.
What are the benefits of a bonded retainer?
Undoubtedly the best benefit of a bonded retainer is its aesthetic value. It is practically invisible because the wires are behind the teeth and no one can see it, as with a removable retainer.
One other benefit is the retainer cannot be taken out, so there is no need to remind the patient to wear it. There are also no more worries about the retainer being misplaced and having to get a new one at an additional cost.
Orthodontic patients know that getting their teeth aligned and straightened can be a time consuming and costly process. A bonded retainer will ensure your investment is protected and your new smile lasts for a long time.
Continue to maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing and visit your dentist biannually for a professional cleaning and exam.
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