Clinical and radiographic comparison of the effects of two types of fixed retainers on periodontium - A randomized clinical trial

@inproceedings{Torkan2014ClinicalAR,
  title={Clinical and radiographic comparison of the effects of two types of fixed retainers on periodontium - A randomized clinical trial},
  author={Sepideh Torkan and Morteza Oshagh and Leila Khojastepour and Shoaleh Shahidi and Somayeh Heidari},
  booktitle={Progress in orthodontics},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Most orthodontists believe that fixed retainers are necessary to maintain ideal dental relationships. However, untoward side effects might result from their long-term placement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic effect of two commonly used fixed retainers on the health of the periodontium. METHODS Thirty patients were randomly divided into two groups to receive either a fiber-reinforced composite retainer or a spiral wire retainer extended on the… CONTINUE READING