A Lower Lingual Arch acts as a space maintainer to keep the molars from drifting forward, and prevent them from blocking the space where permanent teeth will eventually erupt. This appliance is commonly used in cases of premature loss of baby tooth or when the lower teeth of a growing child are slightly crowded and no permanent teeth are extracted to correct the problem.
A void sticky or hard foods, and please monitor how many foods you eat that are high in sugar. Brushing and flossing daily is very important. Be sure to clean around the bands that are connected to the molars and the wire on the tongue side. This will prevent the formation of cavities or infection of the gums. The duration of wear varies. We will monitor the eruption of new teeth and make adjustments. Generally, the Lower Lingual Holding Arch is removed following the eruption of all the permanent teeth.