Concepts of Retention

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10.1055/b-0034-75550 Concepts of Retention A basic distinction is made between retention of limited duration and long-term retention. The definitions relate to the duration of the retention, rather than to the…

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SOX Retainers

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10.1055/b-0034-75552 SOX Retainers SOX is an abbreviation for the ‘social six’ front teeth, and SOX retainers are designed to maintain the alignment of the upper and/or lower anterior teeth. The…

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Management of Relapse

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10.1055/b-0034-75551 Management of Relapse Interproximal Enamel Reduction (Stripping) Irregularity or mild crowding of the lower incisors can be treated with interproximal reduction (IPR) of the enamel, also known as “stripping”…

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Biological Basis

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10.1055/b-0034-75549 Biological Basis There is evidence that specific types of malocclusion are associated with particular relapse patterns. Independently of the original malocclusion and completed therapy, however, the following four general…

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