Permanent retainer is a hard plastic fixture that’s designed to hold your permanent teeth in place for a period of time. Usually, a permanent retainer is made out of some kind of metal alloy wire that’s glued directly to the back of your pearly whites. Usually, this metallic wire is solid and smooth or has an impression or braided appearance. It’s attached to the teeth with clips or screws and is adjusted to the shape of your smile to keep your pearly whites from moving forward or back to their natural place. Most people have experienced some kind of gap between the teeth where the teeth were once and where they are now. This gap is called a gap or sagging. If left untreated, it can eventually cause your smile to become less attractive because your new teeth are closer to or more spaced out than the old ones. That’s why most dentists recommend that you get a permanent retainer so that your teeth will be permanently positioned into your mouth. By using a clip system or using flossing techniques, you can help prevent these gaps from forming. If you don’t have any problems with gaps, it’s probably because you haven’t brushed or flossed as often as you should.
Dentistry: How Does A Permanent Retainer Work?
But if you find yourself with gaps in your smile, it may be because you’ve lost or developed a partial denture. In this case, your dentist will probably recommend you get a permanent retainer instead of having your dentures replaced. Flossing your teeth every night is recommended for anyone who wants to avoid denture replacement. Flossing helps get food particles out between your teeth so your dentures will be more comfortable and will stay in place better. Here’s a good idea: if you can afford it, get a floss threader attached to your dental floss. One way permanent retainers work is by creating a small “pocket” where the tooth root is. The concept is that food that’s not immediately digested gets lodged in these pockets until the nerve or pulp of the tooth is reached. Once the nerve is reached, the dentist can drill down that gum and get to the nerve. With traditional denture placement, the dental floss is moved up through the gums before it reaches the crown, which makes it much more difficult to remove. New permanent retainers make the process easier because they’re placed in the topmost layer of gums so that the food particles are deposited right where they need to be.
It may take a bit of time for permanent retainers to start wearing after your first appointment. Generally, you’ll wear them for six months, but some dentists recommend that patients wear them longer. After your period of wear is up, you’ll have to go back in and get them replaced with a new one. During that six-month period, the dentist will make sure your new permanent retainer is correctly installed. When choosing your permanent retainer, you have several options. The most common type is a thin wire bonded to the bottom teeth. Other options include ceramic and lingual wire systems. You may even get a combination of the two. Thinner wire is less noticeable than the heavier ceramic-based systems, so it’s the style that most dentists usually recommend.