Esthetic Bonded Fixed Retainers

You asked and we listened, gone are the days of ugly, metal bonded retainers! The Peek® Retainer is here from Retain3r!

What is bonded lingual retention? This retention help with the prevention of relapse of crowding, rotations or spacing in the maxillary and mandibular anterior segments following orthodontic treatment.

Main Types:

1. Lab Custom Cast or 3D Printed

2. In-Office Fabrication

For this review, we’ll be discussing creating your bonded retainer in-office. This saves on time and lab fees.

3 Major wires used:

Stainless steel braid wire.

Titanium Single strand.

Titanium braid wire.

SS Braid wire

Permanent retention is greatly enhanced using a flattened, dead soft 8-braided wire. Intra-arch splinting with this thin ribbon arch prevents torque control problems that can occur using a round braided wire of these procedures.

When bonded on the lingual of the upper incisors, a very thin rectangular wire can be adapted with little lower incisor interference.

The soft wire is easy to adapt and prevents inadvertent tooth movement associated with active force wires.

It’s excellent for semi-permanent orthodontic splinting of the upper or lower incisors. It can be used to hold diastemas closed, maintain difficult extraction sites and solving various other tooth-splinting dilemmas.

Excellent for splinting periodontally compromised teeth.

Titanium Single Strand

Single strand NICKEL FREE titanium flat metal ribbon with increased interproximal strength is ideal for semi-permanent splinting and maintaining difficult extraction sites.

Titanium wire offers reduced wear rates and is nickel-free, eliminating potential patient allergy issues. The wire can be easily formed, and its flat dimensions are ideal for retaining final torque positions.

Braided Titanium Wire

NICKEL FREE Braid construction enhance strength to avoid snapping and increase surface area.

Unique strand construction allows a slight degree of physiological movement yet retaining the post treatment smile arch.

StraightSmile Solutions® supports doctors with all orthodontic treatments, including but not limited to functional appliances, braces, hybrid treatment, habits, lab selection, airway and of course- aligners! Our goal is to find you the right solution for your case and your treatment philosophy and budget. We support you with everything you need: case selection, treatment planning, team training, staging, compliance, operations, outcomes, and retention. We also help to train doctors and teams with hands-on courses that are both digital and destination. For more information visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com. Disclaimer: StraightSmile Solutions® is unable to support any direct-to-consumer operations or doctors at this time.

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