Bonded retainers

The bonded retainer has a wire bent inside the front teeth to retain the teeth in their new positions. This retainer will usually be kept in place for a longer period of time than a removable retainer.

Occasionally small seeds (strawberry or sesame) may be caught under the bonded wire retainer. A toothbrush will usually be sufficient to work out any such food.

If the bonded retainer becomes loose at any time during the retention period, please contact the surgery to have it re-bonded.