What material is your bonded lingual retainer?

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What material is your bonded lingual retainer?

#1 Post by QKate » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:17 pm

I now have a platinum-gold chain retainer bonded on top, and basically a plastic one on the bottom, also bonded lingual.
what types of retainers do you all have for bonded?

I am considering switching my bottom one to the gold also. I have sensativity to both plastic and metal in my mouth but the gold is a lot smaller and I think uses less glue and plastic.

My top one feels okay but I am not sure about the bottom.

what types of bottom retainers to you all like?

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#2 Post by Miss Smiley » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:15 am

I have a plain twisted wire type of bonded lower retainer. I despise the thing and will ask to have it removed an replaced with a removable.
Upper and lower 1st premolars extracted
Uppers braced 4/6/07 & Lowers braced 4/20/07
ceramic brackets and rectangular arch wires
Est. term: 30-36 months
De-banded: 3/04/09 w/ LBR and U&L Essix

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#3 Post by QKate » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:30 pm

Why do you despise it?

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