You would think that, with all the brilliant minds in orthodontics, we would have solved the age-old dilemma of preventing post-treatment relapse. Well, we haven’t yet done so. This presentation will discuss why retention is so important and various methods used to control relapse. A review of the different methods of retention, their pros and cons, and how to implement each in your practice will be discussed. It will also discuss some new methods along with others on the horizon.
Identify why retainers are critical to successful orthodontic treatment
Discuss the benefits of different methods of retention
Distinguish when it is appropriate to make new retainers and how to charge for them