Orthodontic Bonded Retainers
in Northville, MI
Even after years of expensive treatments with braces and removable retainers, teeth have the natural tendency to shift back to their original positions. To prevent this, your orthodontic professional may suggest that you wear orthodontic bonded retainers to keep your smile perfect.
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What are orthodontic bonded retainers?
There are two basic types of retainers: removable and bonded. You’re probably already used to wearing the removable type if you’ve had braces, but the bonded variety is much different. Bonded retainers consist of thin wires affixed to the back side of the top or bottom teeth with a special dental composite material that will not easily break down over time.
Why do I need them?
If you want to preserve the investment you made in straightening your teeth with fixed braces, you should consider orthodontic bonded retainers. They are a great way to make sure your teeth stay in place and preserve your smile.
Patient maintenance post-treatment often gets neglected. Busy lifestyles get in the way of good oral habits. If you don’t remember to wear your retainer after your braces are off, your teeth may shift back to their original position pre-braces. With orthodontic bonded retainers you don’t need to remember to wear them. These retainers are put in place behind your teeth, so no one will know you have them.
The thin wire behind your teeth may feel a little strange at first, but after a few weeks, you’ll probably forget it’s even there in the first place. Flossing around the bonded retainer takes some getting used to, but after a while, you won’t even think about it. It will become a regular part of your oral hygiene habits. Regularly scheduled teeth cleanings at Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will help too so you can ensure your retainer always stays clean.
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