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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Winter 2008
Volume 9 , Issue 4

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An alternative for postorthodontic labial retention in an unusual case

Nikolaos Topouzelis, DDS, PhD/Nikolaos Gkantidis, DDS

Pages: 366370
PMID: 19146018

An integral part of sustaining long-term orthodontic results is a lingually bonded retainer. These retainers have been established as a standard retention protocol, as they combine efficiency and esthetics. Increasing patient demands for improved esthetics and maintenance of good health of dental and periodontal tissues have led to the development of new techniques and materials involving reinforced polyethylene fibers. In this case report, retention featuring the use of a reinforced polyethylene fiber retainer, placed labially to avoid irritating the tongue, is presented. Three-year posttreatment records indicated no relapse and that the integrity of soft and hard tissues had remained intact. World J Orthod 2008;9:366370.

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