Dental retainers after Goody Bands or Ortho fill have been used to close a Gap between teeth.

We have made many retainers for customers who have moved their teeth using goody bands, ortho fill, or other orthodontic band to close a gap between their two front teeth (diastema).

Using retainer to close gap between teeth
Using retainer to close gap between teeth

We always recommend having a dentist involved any time you are moving teeth, but if you are using the bands to close your teeth you want to get a retainer after the gap has been closed.This is the same for any proper orthodontic procedure

If you use goody bands or other bands to close a gap and you don’t use a retainer afterward the teeth will want to spring back to their original location. This is called elastic memory.

Upper + Lower Dental Retainers
Upper + Lower Dental Retainers

Our custom retainers require taking an impression of your teeth. You want to make sure that your teeth are in the position that you like when you take the impression. When taking the impression you want to watch our video and make sure that you don’t have the bands on when taking the impression.  While the retainer is being created you want to maintain the position of your teeth and not close the gap any further.