Fixed retainers – a two year review

I’ve had my bonded retainers for a little over two years now (where has the time gone?) so thought it about time to share some thoughts on how I have been getting on with them. I have bonded or fixed retainers on my upper and lower front six teeth and was keen...

Bonded wire retainers

In a recent post by Prof. Kevin O’Brien, the issue of a possible long term problems with bonded wire (fixed) retainers is examined. In the examples shown, it is suggested that the wire retainer has exerted an unfavourable force on one or more teeth possibly as a...
Promoting lifelong retainer wear

Promoting lifelong retainer wear

The British Orthodontic Society have recently launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging patients to think about lifelong wearing of retainers. Using the hashtag #HoldthatSmile, the Society aims to increase awareness of the need to continue wearing retainers long...

Twitter #retainers

Social media provides a great insight into many topics and orthodontics is no exception. It always amazes me how many tweets about braces are posted every day so I thought I would do a series of posts about what I have discovered so far. This post is all about...