A fixed maintainer is attached to neighbouring teeth. The maintainer is attached with dental cement to the teeth beside the gap to hold open the space for a new tooth. A lingual arch wire can be used if there is no back tooth to attach to. This wire wraps around the other teeth to hold them in their locations. The maintainer is fit on the upper or lower jaw, keeping space for back or front teeth.
We offer many different fixed maintainer options. Fixed appliances are custom made for you. We take an impression of your mouth and send it to the lab to manufacture the product. These types of maintainers are typically made from acrylic with loops or bands formed out of stainless steel wires holding them in place.