The lower lingual holding arch will hold the permanent molars in place while baby teeth are falling out and adult teeth are growing in.
What is a Lower Lingual Holding Arch?
The appliance will be held in with two bands attached to the molar teeth. A small bar will run along the inside of the lower teeth. This appliance will sit passively and maintain spacing on the lower arch.
What can I expect?
There will be minimal discomfort with this appliance. Some tenderness may be experienced when the appliance is initially placed.
How do I care for the appliance?
You can brush and use floss threaders or superfloss, as directed by our team, to floss with this appliance in place. Take extra care brushing around the bands and along the wire.
Avoid any foods that are sticky or chewy. These foods can loosen the bands. If the appliance comes loose, or you have any questions or concerns, please call us!