The Permanent Retainer

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Instead of wearing a removable retainer to keep your teeth straight, Chevy Chase, MD, prosthodontist Youssef Obeid, DDS, favors a permanent one that doesn’t rely on patient compliance in order to work. “I put bonding behind the teeth, which helps prevent them from shifting. The bonding doubles as a fixed retainer, keeping the teeth in place rather than holding them in place like a traditional retainer,” says Dr.Youssef Obeid. “With this technique, there are no appliances involved, which many patients really like.”

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