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Interventions for managing relapse of the lower front teeth after orthodontic treatment

  1. Yongchun Yu1,
  2. Jie Sun1,
  3. Wenli Lai2,*,
  4. Taixiang Wu3,
  5. Stephen Koshy4,
  6. Zongdao Shi5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 6 SEP 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008734.pub2


How to Cite

Yu Y, Sun J, Lai W, Wu T, Koshy S, Shi Z. Interventions for managing relapse of the lower front teeth after orthodontic treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD008734. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008734.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Department of Orthodontics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  2. 2

    West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Department of Orthodontics, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, Chinese Ethics Committee of Registering Clinical Trials, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  4. 4

    Christian Medical College, Dental and Oral Surgery Department, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  5. 5

    West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

*Wenli Lai, Department of Orthodontics, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, No. 14, Section Three, Ren Min Nan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. wenlilai@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Stable (no update expected for reasons given in 'What's new')
  2. Published Online: 6 SEP 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Little's irregularity index (= A + B + C + D + E). This photograph was taken by the review authors, in reference to Little 1975.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Labial braces. This photograph was taken by the review authors.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Lingual braces. This photograph was taken by the review authors.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Fixed lingual wire. Clinical application of fixed lingual flexible wire to re-correct lower front teeth in a 31-year-old male. A: Front view after placing the fixed lingual flexible wire. B: Occlusal surface view after placing the fixed lingual flexible wire. These photographs were taken by the review authors, in reference to Liou 2001.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Hawley's retainer with spring elastomeric module. Figure depicts a 29-year-old female, whose right central incisor is rotated mesial-in and right lateral incisor is labial-lingual malpositioned. The picture shows the occlusal review after placing the Hawley's retainer with spring elastomeric module. Adjustment of the outer bow of the retainer allows facial movement of the incisors and assists in the rotation and alignment. This photograph was taken by the review authors, in reference to Cureton 1996.
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Bloore removable aligner. Clinical application of Bloore removable aligner to treat the relapse of lower front teeth. This figure shows Bloore removable aligner prior to activation of 0.026 inch eyelet arm springs. A: Front view after placing the Bloore Removable Aligner. B: Occlusal surface view after placing the Bloore removable aligner. These photographs were taken by the review authors, in reference to Bloore 1998.
[Figure 7]
Figure 7. Invisalign. Clinical application of Invisalign to re-retreat the mandibular anterior crowding teeth. As figures show this appliance is invisible. A: Front view after placing the Invisalign. B: Occlusal surface view after placing the Invisalign. These photographs were taken by the review authors.
[Figure 8]
Figure 8. Study flow diagram