Permanent Fixed Lingual Retention (PFLR)

Invisible Wire Retainer or Fixed Lingual Wire

Once braces are removed, we bond a lingual wire/s to the inside of the front teeth to hold these teeth in place as we know your front teeth have a potential to relapse (go back to the way they were before treatment).
THE WIRE MUST STAY IN PLACE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR FRONT TEETH TO REMAIN STRAIGHT!
Once the wire/s are fitted, you may find that your tongue will play with the wire and that your speech is affected, however, these feelings will recede after a short period of time.

If you are fitted with a PFLR, you will need to:

  1. Eat normally, use your teeth normally, do not tear at crunchy foods or crunch ice-cubes, etc. with your teeth.
  2. Keep the wire/s clean by using a toothbrush and dental floss.
  3. Attend regular dental reviews and have recommended treatments as required by your dentist (usually every 6 or 12 months).

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