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TECHNICAL TIP
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63

A simple technique for stabilizing fixed retainer wires after de-bonding


1 Resident, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Cairo University, Cairo, Giza, Egypt
2 Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Cairo University, Cairo, Giza, Egypt
3 Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Cairo University, Cairo, Giza, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Jaber Abdullah Al-Mazhani
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Cairo University, Cairo, Giza
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-5742.175736

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Many orthodontists believe that the only way to maintain the ideal alignment after orthodontic treatment would be by permanent retention in the form of a fixed lingual wire. Broken or de-bonded retainers are difficult to be replaced as securing them in place becomes more difficult after removal of the fixed orthodontic appliance. Introduced here a simple technique developed for stabilizing the fixed retainer wire after de-bonding.


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