John Libbey Eurotext

L'Orthodontie Française


Méthode simple et rapide de contention indirecte Volume 80, issue 2, Juin 2009

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Retention constitutes a distinct stage of orthodontic therapy. It takes place after the conclusion of active treatment, which makes it a difficult procedure when an orthodontic appliance has been placed on the lingual surfaces of teeth. This article presents a method for fabricating and bonding a retainer during the appointment devoted to removal of the fixed appliance. This technique is a new approach that uses silicone not plaster for obtaining a working model. The step-by-step procedure is outlined in detail, from the taking of the impression to the bonding of the retainer.