Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : July | Volume : 10 | Issue : 7 | Page : ZH01 -

Modified Wrap-Around Retainer: A Quick Tip To Enhance the Retention of the Appliance ZH01-

Kanhu Charan Sahoo, Snigdha Pattanaik

Correspondence
Dr. Snigdha Pattanaik,
Plot No. 939/40, Mahanadi Vihar, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
E-mail: dr.snigdhapattanaik@gmail.com

As the teeth are in an inherently unstable position after the completion of the orthodontic treatment, a little pressure even from the soft tissues may create a relapse tendency. So there is always a need for a retention period until the gingival and periodontal reorganization is completed around the new position of the tooth. Removable appliances can be used effectively for the retention purpose of which Begg's wrap around retainers are most commonly used. This article presents a new modification in the design of the appliance which will help us to use the retainer more efficiently.