Retention is defined as holding of teeth in optimal aesthetic and functional positions after orthodontic therapy, long enough to aid in their stabilization.
Relapse implies loss of any correction achieved after orthodontic treatment. Some of the causes of relapse or loss of correction are as follows;
1. Muscular factors
2. Periodontal fibers reorganization
3. Gingival fibers reorganization
4. Third molars
5. Tooth size discrepancy
6. Arch width discrepancy
7. Growth factors
At Coral Orthodontics, Dr. Prathima Adusumilli is available to discuss all options for retainers and helps you choose the best o prevent any relapse after treatment. Call today for complementary orthodontic consultation!