Preparation for appliance removal - the final adjustment appointment 308
All-at-one-visit appliance removal 308
Progressive appliance removal 308
The appliance removal appointment 309
Bracket removal - metal brackets 309 Bracket removal - ceramic brackets 309 Band removal 310
Removal of remaining cement and bonding agents 310
Footprints from bonding agents 310 White spots 310
Positioner construction 311
Bonded retainers 312
Lingual bonded retainers 312 Palatal bonded retainers 312 Labial bonded retainers 313
Removable retainers 314
Conventional wire and acrylic 314 Vacuum-formed 315
Post-treatment protocol 316
Post-treatment consultations 316 Patient letters 316
Long-term retention considerations 317 Upper arch 317 Lower arch 317
Fig. 11.2 This first premolar extraction case showed lower incisor relapse at age 18, and required further treatment to realign the lower anterior segment. A lingual bonded retainer would have prevented the relapse.
Fig. 11.1 A .015 bonded spiral wire retainer in place after non-extraction treatment. The authors routinely place lingual bonded retainers for most of their patients.
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