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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-131

Simple innovative “V” clips for bonded lingual retainer

Department of Orthodontics, CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Charushila Vinay Chaudhari
Department of Orthodontics, CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_14_18

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Retention is necessary in maximum number of orthodontic cases. Various retainers such as Hawley's retainer, Essix retainer, and bonded lingual retainers are fabricated for this purpose. However, fixed lingual retainers are the appliance of choice in cases needing permanent retention. Various techniques have been used for holding the fixed retainer in place before bonding. These techniques had a disadvantage of needing assistance for the purpose of holding the retainer in place. In some techniques, the ligature wire used to hold the retainer could cause trauma to the soft tissue if not taken due care. In this article, we are describing a new simple technique for holding the retainer. The “V” retainer clips described are easy to fabricate and place, use natural interdental space for its retention, needing less chairside time, and eliminate the need of the assistance.

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