Do you have other types of wire available to make the bonded retainers?
We offer TMA™, Rely-a-Bond™, and several other braided and solid wires to manufacture the bonded retainers. Please indicate on the prescription sheet which you prefer and we should be able to accommodate your needs.
How do the retainers look when they come back to my office?
The retainers will be placed in a two-part tray system. The tray will have a hard outer shell and a soft inner shell. Simply follow the bonding guidelines for the adhesive. Once bonded in the mouth the hard outer shell is easily removed and the soft inner shell peels away from the bonded retainer.
It is very common to bond the six anterior teeth, but we also make the bonded retainers for the posterior teeth. There is really no limit to the number of teeth that can be bonded; however, the more teeth that are bonded the more difficult the delivery.
Is there ever a time when bonded retainers do not work?
When you send an upper bonded retainer model to be fabricated, always send the lower model as well so we can check for interferences. This is the most common reason a bonded retainer cannot be constructed.
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