So in order to avoid a relapse, we must stabilize the new position of the teeth. Therefore what we call “lingual retainers” are put in place immediately after removal of the appliances. Lingual retainers consist of a thin wire attached to the inside of the teeth. This retaining wire is completely invisible and the tongue adapts quickly to this very delicate appliance.
I prefer to make these retainers out of special stainless steel wire. Gold can be used if desired. We mold the retainer onto the cast of the teeth. This method ensures the utmost in stability and comfort.