Retention procedures for stabilising tooth position after treatment with orthodontic braces.

@article{Littlewood2006RetentionPF,
  title={Retention procedures for stabilising tooth position after treatment with orthodontic braces.},
  author={Simon John Littlewood and Declan T. Millett and Bridget Doubleday and David R. Bearn and Helen Victoria Worthington},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD002283}
}
BACKGROUND Retention is the phase of orthodontic treatment that attempts to keep teeth in the corrected positions after treatment with orthodontic (dental) braces. Without a phase of retention there is a tendency for the teeth to return to their initial position (relapse). To prevent relapse almost every patient who has orthodontic treatment will require some type of retention. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of different retention strategies used to stabilise tooth position after… CONTINUE READING

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