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Stability, Retention and Relapse in Orthodontics

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This book offers a thorough analysis of the retention and stability of orthodontic treatment results and outlines the keys to effective intervention. Tendencies for stability and relapse of orthodontic treatment are covered for incisor irregularity and Class I, Class II, transverse, and vertical problems, as well as orthognathic surgery outcomes. In addition to cautioning against tooth and jaw movements that have been associated with an increased risk of relapse, the authors discuss the use of fixed and removable retention appliances and outline treatment principles to minimize relapse and the development of potential unwanted effects at the retention stage. The end result is an understanding of how to develop targeted retention plans for individual patients and how to treatment plan long-term stability with strategic insight.

Section I. Orthodontic retention
Chapter 01. History
Chapter 02. Biological basis for orthodontic relapse
Chapter 03. Orthodontic retention: a review and assessment of the clinical evidence

Section II. Dentofacial treatment stability and relapse
Chapter 04. Long-term changes in incisor irregularity and dental arch form/dimensions with and without orthodontic treatment
Chapter 05. Stability of transverse dimension orthodontic changes: a systematic review and pooled analysis
Chapter 06. Stability and relapse of Class II malocclusion treatment
Chapter 07. Stability and relapse of Class III treatment
Chapter 08. Stability of anterior open bite treatment: some things old, some things new
Chapter 09. Stability and relapse in orthognathic surgery

Section III. Retention protocols and materials
Chapter 10. Acrylic removable retainers
Chapter 11. Fixed retention in orthodontics
Chapter 12. Biomaterials used for fixed retainers in orthodontics
Chapter 13. Fixed-retainers: long-term effectiveness

Gregory S. Antonarakis • Lars Bondemark • Navdeep Dhaliwal • Theodore Eliades • Christine Ellis • Padhraig S. Fleming • Carlos Flores-Mir • Piotr S. Fudalej • Jan Hourfar • Greg J. Huang • Alejandro Iglesias-Linares • Georgios Kanavakis • Christos Katsaros • Stavros Kiliaridis • Manuel O. Lagravère • Hollis Lai • Connie Pui-Yu Ling • Björn Ludwig • Jaap C. Maltha • David R. Musich • Peter Ngan • Neeraj Panchal • Nikolaos Pandis • Anne-Marie Renkema • Humam Saltaji • Iosif Sifakakis • Paul Tiwana • Cristina Vento • Johannes W. Von den Hoff • Spiros Zinelis


Christos Katsaros

Christos Katsaros obtained his dental degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received his four-year orthodontic training at the University of Saarland, Germany, where he also completed his doctoral degree (Dr. med. dent.) and “Habilitation.” He worked as a researcher at Göteborg University, Sweden, where he completed an Odont. Dr./ Ph.D. From 2000 to 2002, he served as an Associate Professor and from 2002 to 2008 as a Professor of Orthodontics at the Department of Orthodontics and Oral Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Since 2008 he has held the position of Professor and Chair at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Bern, Switzerland.


Theodore Eliades

Theodore Eliades graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University, USA, where he also earned a Master of Science degree. He obtained a Doctorate in Medical Sciences from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD in Biomaterials from the University of Manchester, UK. He was Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, from 2005 until 2011, when he assumed the post of Professor and Director of the Clinic of Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1996 he has maintained a private practice in Athens, Greece.