What are Metal Fixed Bar Retainers?
They are retainers that are glued to the back of your teeth. This retainer will maintain the position of your teeth. The benefit of this retainer is that it is fixed, meaning that you don't need to remember to put it in or take it out!
How do I keep it clean?
- Carefully brush around the wire and on the inside of the front teeth. Floss the retainer with a floss threader, as shown by our team during your appointment.
- We recommend attending regular cleanings with your hygienist to prevent build-up of plaque and tartar in the area.
What else do I need to know?
- Avoid biting into raw carrots, whole apples or any other hard foods that may break or damage the retainer.
- If your retainer becomes loose or broken, please call us ASAP to have the retainer repaired. There may be an additional charge for lost or broken retainers.