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Rationale for retention following orthodontic treatment.

Authors
  • Blake, M
  • Garvey, M T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal (Canadian Dental Association)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1998
Volume
64
Issue
9
Pages
640–643
Identifiers
PMID: 9812432
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Permanent retention is increasingly being recommended as the only way to ensure long-term stability of an orthodontic treatment result. Dental practitioners should be familiar with the rationale for retention and the design of the appliances worn by the their patients.

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