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What is a wire dental retainer?

A wire dental retainer is a thin, multistrand wire that is bonded or glued to the teeth to keep them from moving. Usually the wire retainer is recommended for use after orthodontic treatment, when the teeth are correctly positioned. Unlike removable retainers made with plastic and metal wires, the wire dental retainer is fixed into the mouth and remains attached to your teeth until your dentist or orthodontist removes it. 

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