Orthodontic Retention – Adjuncts or alternatives to lifelong retainers


In this blog Aljeeta Kadam looks at a review of adjuncts or alternatives to mechanical retention in preserving post orthodontic treatment outcomes. Only 7 studies were included in the review providing very low quality evidence about the use of adjuncts and alternatives.

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Interproximal enamel reduction in orthodontics


This review of the effectiveness of Interproximal enamel reduction (IPR) techniques used in orthodontics included 10 small studies. The included studies were small and of very low to low quality so the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Evidence on the adverse effects of interproximal dental stripping is limited


Interproximal dental stripping or interproximal enamel reduction (IER) was originally suggested back in the 1940s as a method of gaining space in the lower incisor region.  The aim of this review was to investigate the enamel roughness resulting from IER as well as the cariogenicity of IER in orthodontic patients. The databases, PubMed, Scopus, The [read the full story…]