As the name suggests, a permanent retainer is permanently placed in your mouth. It consists of a thin wire that is bonded to the inside surface of your teeth to protect your beautiful new smile, ensuring it remains straight and healthy for years to come.

Benefits of permanent retainers

There are many benefits of a permanent retainer when compared to a removable one. To begin, once the retainer is placed, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. You don’t have to remind yourself to wear it every night, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting it at home when you go on vacation. This makes it the perfect option for busy adults and teens who have a lot of other things going on in their lives. In addition, permanent retainers are not visible to the outside eye, allowing the appliance to maintain the new position of your teeth without compromising your appearance.

When you receive your permanent retainers with Dr. Partovi, she will also provide you with clear upper and lower retainers. If your permanent appliance breaks, your back-up retainers will hold your teeth in place until you’re able to come into the office and get it fixed.

How to care for your permanent retainer

Because your lingual retainer is permanently placed in your mouth, it requires special care to ensure optimal oral health. In order to floss properly, you’ll need to use a floss-threader or a tiny dental “pick” to reach underneath the appliance and thoroughly clean out any debris and prevent cavities. In addition, regular dental cleanings are required to ensure proper oral hygiene – especially if you tend to forget to floss.

When you receive your permanent retainers with Dr. Partovi, she will also provide you with clear upper and lower retainers. If your permanent appliance breaks, your back-up retainers will hold your teeth in place until you’re able to come into the office and get it fixed.

Before & After Gallery

Dr. Partovican correct virtually any case of crooked, protruding or misaligned teeth, restoring a beautiful and healthy smile you’re proud to show off. Please take a moment to view our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve when you straighten your teeth with Dr. Partovi.

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Meet Dr. Partovi

A graduate of the esteemed New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Mahtab Partovi is a respected orthodontic specialist offering the full range of braces to her Los Angeles patients, including traditional metal, Invisalign, self-ligating and lingual. Having expertly corrected crooked teeth for thousands of individuals over the years, Dr. Partovi is among the most qualified orthodontists available to help you achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.

Beyond her impressive technical expertise and years of experience, Dr. Partovi is also known for her dedication to personalized care. She is always available to her patients – not only to guide you through your family’s braces journey, but also to make sure you’re thriving in all areas of your life. Whether you need college and career advice, a letter of recommendation, a physician referral or a great vegetarian recipe, Dr. Partovi is there for you because she genuinely cares about the overall wellbeing of her patients. In fact, it’s her compassionate nature and commitment to her patients that have earned her a reputation as one of the best orthodontists Los Angeles has to offer.

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