[Long-term stability of orthodontic treatment].

  title={[Long-term stability of orthodontic treatment].},
  author={Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman and E A al Yami and Martin A van 't Hof},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde},
  volume={107 4},
Aim of this study was to assess long-term stability of orthodontic treatment in a sample of 1016 patients until 10 years postretention. Treatment outcome was measured with the PAR-index at 6 different stages. The mean age of the patients was 12.0 +/- 3.1 year at the start of treatment to 26.3 +/- 2.9 year 10 years postretention. The results show that 67% of the orthodontic treatment result, as measured with the PAR-index, was maintained 10 years postretention. The PAR-scores for the midline and… CONTINUE READING

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