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Lower Holding Arch

Lower Lingual Arch

The lower lingual holding arch appliance will hold the permanent molars in place while baby teeth are falling out and permanent teeth are erupting.

Two bands (braces) are cemented to two lower molars. Attached to the bands is a U-shaped bar. The patient may experience very slight to no discomfort when first placed. Whatever household pain reliever you prefer, may be used to remedy any discomfort.

To maximize the lower lingual holding arch treatment, patient and parents must know how to care for it properly by following these instructions:

-no hard or sticky foods (corn chips, hard candy, caramel, gum, taffy, peanuts, etc.)