The fixed lingual retainer (FLR) uses a wire contoured to the lingual of the anterior teeth secured by a composite or mesh pad bonded to the teeth. Lingual retainers are delivered via Indirect Bonding using our dual transfer tray system ensuring a precise clinical fit.
The primary benefit of using both a fixed lingual retainer and a removable retainer is that this combination makes relapse significantly less likely if the patient is noncompliant with the prescribed use of the removable retainer.
We have been using CIA for years now and love them! It is especially useful for relapse cases that don't want to go back into braces and don't want the high cost of brand-name clear aligner treatment. This is a great product that is extremely efficient at moving teeth, and as always, the technicians at Specialty are easy to work with to ensure good results.