General Guidelines for Orthodontic Retention Protocol

Written By: Dr Rania AlRaddadi ..

As a continuation of the discussion we had today, I looked up some papers related to retention and it appears that no solid evidence is available up to date. The reason I believe is ofcourse the lack of well conducted trials and the huge variability in selecting the protocols among orthodontists.

Here is a basic clinical guideline for retention:

http://www.bos.org.uk/Resources/BOS/Documents/clinical-guidelines-retention-final-version-august-2013.pdf

The following image is a conclusion from a study that used a questionnaire sent to orthodontists regarding their preferred protocol in terms of appliance choice and duration.

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Thank you.

 

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