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ORTHODONTIC RETAINERS- A REVIEW | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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ORTHODONTIC RETAINERS- A REVIEW

Author(s): Priyanka Rajesh Bhojwani1*, , Rizwan Gilani1, , Meghna Paryani1, Rozina Vishnani2, Pavan Bajaj3, Nikhil Mankar4

Abstract

Orthodontic retention is de???ed as the holding of the new position that is functional and aesthetic, achieved after an orthodontic treatment. Maintaining teeth in their original position is extremely challenging. Teeth after an orthodontic treatment tend to move back to their original position as a result of periodontal, gingival, occlusal and growth related factor. However tooth movement can also occur as a result of normal age changes. This elasticity aids in tooth movement during an orthodontic treatment. These also reverse the tooth movement post treatment. This brought the need for the appliance which helps retain the position, called orthodontic retainer. The removable retainers came into existence way back, whereas the ??xed retainers came into existence recently. Removable retainers have the disadvantage of patient dependence to wear the retainer to hold the results of the treatment. The ??xed retainers on the other hand have the disadvantage that requires technique and bonding also d?f??cu?ty to maintain the oral hygiene leads to other dental issues. This review article aims to compare removable and ??xed retainer on the basis of retention achieved, patient compliance and duration for its use.

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