Lingual Retainer Stabilizer (LIAR)


1 M.D.S. (Orthodontics), BBDCODS, Lucknow, India.

2 M.D.S. (Orthodontics), BBDCODS, Lucknow, India


Retention at the end of orthodontic treatment is as important as the treatment itself. Bonded lingual retainers are very commonly and necessarily used both in the maxillary and mandibular arches as they provide better patient compliance and convenience.
The placement of lingual retainer is a technique sensitive process which requires proper isolation, etching and bonding procedures. Moreover, stabilizing the lingual retainer on the tooth surface during bonding is a challenging task for the Orthodontist.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new simple technique of stabilizing the lingual retainer in orthodontic finished cases. The aim of the technique is to simplify the clinical steps that orthodontist will go through and to reduce the chair side time.