While bonded retainers are very durable, they can still be damaged. Making some simple changes to your diet and avoiding sticky or hard foods will keep your permanent retainer in top shape. Your orthodontist will give you a comprehensive list of foods to avoid with a wire retainer.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, retainers break or get damaged. When a bonded retainer is broken, your risk of smile relapse increases. If your permanent retainer is damaged, contact us immediately so we can repair it as soon as possible.