Comparison of survival time between two types of orthodontic fixed retainer: a prospective randomized clinical trial

@inproceedings{Salehi2013ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of survival time between two types of orthodontic fixed retainer: a prospective randomized clinical trial},
  author={Parisa Salehi and Hooman Zarif Najafi and Seyyed Mehdi Roeinpeikar},
  booktitle={Progress in orthodontics},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective clinical study was to compare the mean durability and the failure rates of two types of orthodontic retainers. METHODS Orthodontic patients (142) aged between 14 and 28 years were recruited in this study. The polyethylene woven ribbon (Ribbond, Seattle, WA, USA) retainer was compared with a 0.0175-in flexible spiral wire (Respond, Ormco, Glendora, CA, USA) retainer. When treatment was completed, the retainers were bonded from canine to canine in the… CONTINUE READING

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