Unlock the Secret to a Perfect Smile with the Power of Bonded Retainers
A perfectly straight smile is something that many of us aspire to have, and with the help of orthodontic treatments, it’s more attainable than it was ever before. However, it’s not always easy to maintain that straight smile once your braces have been removed. That’s where Bonded Retainers come in– a simple and effective solution to keeping your teeth straight and aligned in the long-run. At Orthodontic Experts, we’re proud to offer Bonded Retainers as part of our range of orthodontic treatments. So why wait? Book your consultation with Orthodontic Experts today and unleash the power of fixed retainers.
What is a Bonded Retainer?
Bonded Retainers are essentially small wires that are attached to the back of your teeth, following the removal of Traditional Metal Braces. These wires are carefully positioned to keep your teeth in the correct alignment, preventing them from shifting out of place over time. The retainers are made from a strong, durable material that should last for many years, making them a long-term solution to maintaining your perfect smile.
But what about the practicalities of having a Bonded Retainer fitted? The process is quick and easy, typically taking around an hour to complete. Our orthodontist will start by carefully cleaning and drying the surface of your teeth, to ensure that the retainer can be securely fixed in place. Then, a special bonding agent will be used to attach the retainer wire to your teeth, taking great care to ensure that it’s secure.
Once your Fixed Retainer is in place, you’ll be able to go about your daily life as normal. However, it’s important to remember that you’ll need to take care of your retainer to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible.
Uses of Bonded Retainers
Bonded Retainers are a crucial aspect of the orthodontic treatment process, and they play a significant role in maintaining the results of the treatment. Here are the uses of Bonded Retainers:
Pros and Cons of Permanent Bonded Retainers
Orthodontic Experts recommend careful consideration before making a decision on whether to opt for a permanent Bonded Retainer. While there are benefits to this option, patients must also consider the downsides. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of permanent Bonded Retainers:
Pros of Permanent Bonded Retainers
Once your permanent Bonded Retainer is in place, you won’t have to worry about putting it in or taking it out like you would with a removable retainer. You’ll simply have to follow your orthodontist’s instructions about how long and when to wear it.
- No risk of losing or misplacing the retainer
With a removable retainer, there’s always the risk of misplacing it or losing it altogether. With a Bonded Retainer, you’ll never have to worry about that.
- Less prone to damage
Bonded Retainers are made of strong, durable materials that aren’t likely to break or become damaged easily. This means you won’t have to worry about replacing it frequently.
Cons of Permanent Bonded Retainers
- Difficulty Cleaning
Cleaning around the retainer can be challenging and requires extra time and attention. Brushing and flossing around the wires will be necessary to maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent cavities.
- Irritate the tongue
Bonded Retainers are made of metal, and the wire that runs behind your teeth might irritate your tongue at first. While most people get used to it over time, it can take some time to adjust to.
- Speech Impairment
Patients may initially experience a slight lisp, as the newfound metal at the back of the teeth may affect speech in the initial days of installation.