What does a lower lingual holding arch do?

The lower lingual holding arch (LLHA) is a space maintaining appliance. It consists of two metal bands attached to the lower first molars connected by a wire that runs along the inside of your lower teeth. The purpose of this appliance is to prevent your lower molars from moving.

How do I get rid of lingual holding arch?

The lingual arch is removed very easily with the aid of arch placement plier by firmly pulling the tag end of the arch of one side out of the lingual sheath and then repeating the same procedure on the other side.

When should lingual holding arch be removed?

The Lingual Arch can also be used to “anchor” the back teeth while we move the front teeth. When the Lingual Arch is used this way it is usually left in place for only 6-8 months (removing it after the canines have been moved back.)

What is the purpose of the lingual arch wire?

A lingual arch wire is a fixed appliance used in the lower arch that runs along the inside of the teeth and attaches to bands on the six-year molars as well. The most common use of these appliances is to hold space in the dental arch as the permanent teeth develop and erupt into the mouth.

Does a lingual arch hurt?

There will likely be soreness for the first few days of wearing a lower lingual arch and it may even hurt to chew. Our orthodontists recommend a soft food diet at first, though you’ll want to avoid hard and sticky foods throughout the duration of the treatment. You may take Tylenol or Advil to relieve any pain.

What can I eat with lingual arches?

chewing small pieces is helpful. After this short period of adaptation most foods can be consumed. However, you should continue to stay away from hard foods (raw carrots, nuts, ice cubes, hard candy…) and sticky foods (gum, caramel, chewy candy…). It is very important to keep your appliance clean.

How much does a permanent retainer cost?

How much do permanent retainers cost? A permanent, or bonded, retainer may cost from $150 to $500 to put in place or replace if lost or broken. The cost of the initial placement may be included in the overall cost of your braces.

How do you eat with a Transpalatal Arch?

Whilst getting used to your TPA, it is a good idea to cut all food into small bite-size pieces, as chewing can be difficult at first. Avoid eating chewy lollies and foods while you are wearing the TPA, such as chewing gum, toffees, red skins, etc.

What is a lingual retainer?

The retainer is called a lingual wire because it’s glued or bonded to the back surface oof your teeth. It’s easier to securely attach the bonding material to lower teeth such as the cuspids (canine teeth) for effective long-term use. You may have a permanent retainer on your teeth for the rest of your life.

Can I drink coffee with lingual braces?

Coffee can also stain your aligners, defeating the purpose of being clear braces. If you’re going to continue to drink coffee, soda, tea, red wine, or any other dark coloured beverage, keeping your teeth clean at all times is a necessity. Both your teeth and the brackets on your braces are vulnerable to staining.

How much do lingual retainers cost?

Estimated costs and comparison chart for types of retainers

Type lingual wire, fixed, or bonded retainer (permanent)
Cost of retainer $225–$550 for one arch (top or bottom)
Material metal wire: usually copper, nickel, titanium, or a combination
How long it lasts indefinitely