Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Knowledge and Practice of Orthodontics Retainers
Nabeel Hussein Almarzooq1*, Shaza Jamil Ashqar2, Jassem Abdullah Al Mubarak2, Sarah Hassan Almobarak2, Abeer Habib Al-Mousa2, Mawia Abdulaziz Alhazmi3, Ahdab Alizain A Alahdal3, Samirah Hashim Jabir3, Yara Ahmed Saeedi4, Medrar Hamza Alsisi4, Bayan Hassan Al Othman5, Wala’a Fuad Al-Mubarak6 and Ziad Ali Alghamdi7
1Care and Beauty Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia
2Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
3Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia
4Ibn Sina College, Saudi Arabia
5Al Farabi College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
6Hussain Alali Hospital, Saudi Arabia
7King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Nabeel Hussein Almarzooq, Care and Beauty Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 22, 2020


Introduction: Retention is one of the most important phases of orthodontic treatment. The lack of a retention phase post orthodontic treatment will cause the teeth to move back to their original maloccluded position (Relapse). Some form of retention is always accompanied in orthodontically treated cases cased on the severity of the malocclusion.

Aim of the Work: The review aimed to assess the knowledge and practices regarding the importance and efficacy of orthodontic retainers.

Methodology: The review is a comprehensive research of PUBMED from the year 1919 - 2019.

Conclusion: The choice of orthodontic retainer selected for each individual case should be carefully chosen. Each individual will have its own set of indications and contraindications. Hence Good knowledge regarding the advantages of choosing the correct type of retainer will reduce unwanted complications. Even though orthodontic retention is a topic of serious debate between removable and fixed retainers and between vacuum formed and Hawley’s retainers, the efficacy of all in maintaining the treatment results are comparable. It is of extreme importance that patients are educated and motivated well about the use of retainers and to maintain good oral hygiene practices during the retention phase. Patients should also be motivated for regular dental check-ups during the same.

Keywords: Orthodontic Retainers; Types of Retainers; Relapse of Retainers; Stabilization of Retainers


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Citation: Nabeel Hussein Almarzooq., et al. “Knowledge and Practice of Orthodontics Retainers”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-06.

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