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Bonded Retention Orthodontic treatment involves moving your teeth, either by tipping or rotation, into a new position. Pressure applied to your teeth leads to a biologic process that allows the bone that housed the roots of the teeth to change dimension, permitting the movement of teeth.

Teeth are not fused to the surrounding bone. The roots are surrounded by a “periodontal ligament”. When teeth are moved, particularly rotated, the fibers of these ligaments are stretched, and due to their elasticity, the tendency for relapse exists. This tendency is particularly noticeable in the short term.

To prevent the possibility of relapse, some form of retention is necessary. Conventionally, “retainers” are delivered after treatment. They are removable appliances, generally worn for an indefinite period. Since they are removable, oral hygiene is easy. However, after an extended, or in many cases even relatively short time period, teeth will often revert back to their original position.
For patients who are willing to accept the inevitable settling of teeth into reasonable, though perhaps no perfect position over time, retainers are often phased out, or remade after periods of neglect. For patients who are not willing to tolerate more than minimal change after a beautiful result, either day and nightly wear of retainers is called for, indefinitely, or the placement of a bonded retainer is recommended.

A bonded retainer is a small wire bonded to the back of the six front teeth. It cannot be seen, and is easy, with a little effort, to floss beneath. They need to be checked by the dentist or orthodontist periodically to ensure stability and gum health beneath. Bonded retainers are becoming more and more common, as sometimes there may be poor compliance of old patients, particularly teens, in wearing removable retainers. The bonded retainers can stay on for many years, and often there is no reason to intentionally remove them if they are kept hygienic.