The A team orthodontics. Retention.
Date
23 November 2021 at 7:30pm GMT

Presenter
Dr Angela Auluck

Dr Auluck talks about the power of retention. She describes a depth understanding for the rationale for orthodontic retention including why and how teeth move and what the role of retention is. She also provides clinical advice and tips via a series of commonly asked questions.

This is part of the 5 part series by the A team on topics related to Aligners

Part 1. Elastics in aligner therapy by Dr Farooq Ahmed. To register click here.

Part 2. Retention in orthodontics by Dr Angela Auluck. To register click here.

Part 3. Aligner mechanics and attachments by Dr Mandeep Gosal. To register click here.

Part 4. Expansion in aligner therapy by Dr Martina Hodgson. To register click here.

Part 5. IPR in aligner therapy by Dr Hesham Ali. To register click here.

Today's talks aims, objectives and learning outcomes.

Aims

Gain an overall overview of retention

To describe the rational for orthodontic retention

Provide clinical advice via a series of commonly asked retention questions

Objectives will aim to answer these questions

- Why do we see late crowding of lower incisors?

- Do third molars cause teeth to move?

- Which malocclusions are likely to need retention?

- What are the retention options and which retainers are best to use – fixed or removable?

- Who is responsible for the retainers and what are the implications of patient compliance?

- Should we use Essix or Vivera or Hawley retainers?

- How do we fit a fixed retainer?

- What if there isn’t occlusal space for a fixed retainer?

- What if a patient refuses to have a retainer?

- What is the best retention protocol?

- How do I check a fixed retainer?

Learning outcomes

By the end of this talk, the learner will gain an insight into retention and be able to make get better decision-making on the types of retainers to use

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You can now view the recorded CPD version of this Tubules Live here.

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