View Full Version : Fixed Retainers Wire glued behind the teeth

01-13-2017, 05:47 PM
These retainers all break eventually, it is just a matter of time. When this occurs, contact the office where we can determine if it can be repaired, needs to be replaced, or it is time to remove entirely. The following guidelines will help make these retainers last as long as possible.
There are some limitations on the foods you are allowed to eat.

Eating restrictions with these types of retainers are similar to braces. Biting into hard, chewy, or sticky foods with the front teeth can break off the retainer and should be avoided.
Flossing your teeth is similar to flossing with braces on. You cannot snap the floss between your teeth. You must thread the floss under the wire.

Please remind your dentist and/or hygienist ahead of time that you have this type of retainer when your teeth are cleaned.

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