Orthodontic retainers: impact on periodontal health

Orthodontic retainers: effect on periodontal health

Making use of retention is needed to maintain the position of teeth following orthodontic treatment. A series of retention procedures are used although a current Cochrane review highlighted the lack of proof to favour one method over another. Increasingly a requirement for long-lasting retention is being suggested and extended retention may increase periodontal and tough tissue problems. As a result, it is essential to examine the effect of fixed and removable retainers on the supporting tissues The primary goal of this methodical review was to determine the influence of repaired and removable orthodontic retainers on gum health in clients who have finished orthodontic treatment with repaired devices. Searches were performed in the Medline/PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlle …
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