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A bonding technique for fixed maxillary retainers


Patcas, Raphael; Pedroli, Guido (2012). A bonding technique for fixed maxillary retainers. Journal of Orthodontics, 39(4):317-322.

Abstract

Maintaining incisor alignment is an important goal of orthodontic retention and can only be guaranteed by placement of an intact, passive and permanent fixed retainer. Here we describe a reliable technique for bonding maxillary retainers and demonstrate all the steps necessary for both technician and clinician. The importance of increasing the surface roughness of the wire and teeth to be bonded, maintaining passivity of the retainer, especially during bonding, the use of a stiff wire and correct placement of the retainer are all discussed. Examples of adverse tooth movement from retainers with twisted and multistrand wires are shown.

Abstract

Maintaining incisor alignment is an important goal of orthodontic retention and can only be guaranteed by placement of an intact, passive and permanent fixed retainer. Here we describe a reliable technique for bonding maxillary retainers and demonstrate all the steps necessary for both technician and clinician. The importance of increasing the surface roughness of the wire and teeth to be bonded, maintaining passivity of the retainer, especially during bonding, the use of a stiff wire and correct placement of the retainer are all discussed. Examples of adverse tooth movement from retainers with twisted and multistrand wires are shown.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:28 Jan 2013 09:32
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:46
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:1465-3125
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1179/1465312512Z.00000000044
PubMed ID:23269696

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