Orthodontic Retention

  • Padhraig Fleming
  • Jadbinder Seehra
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


The use of retainers in orthodontics is an accepted and integral phase of treatment. The necessity for retention following comprehensive treatment cannot be disputed and indeed was alluded to by orthodontic pioneers many of whom advocated prolonged or even lifelong retention (Case 2003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padhraig Fleming
    • 1
  • Jadbinder Seehra
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthodontics DepartmentQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthodonticsKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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