Patient Compliance to Wear Orthodontic Retainers During Postretention may Vary by Age, Gender, and Time Since Braces Were Removed

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Patient compliance with orthodontic retainers in the postretention phase.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Pratt MC, Kluemper GT, Lindstrom AF.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011;140:196–201.

Reviewer

Katherine W.L. Vig, BDS, MS, DOrth, FDS, RCS(Eng)

Purpose/Question

To evaluate and quantify compliance of orthodontic retainer wear and predictors for noncompliance during the postretention phase

Source of Funding

Information not available

Type of Study/Design

Survey

Level of Evidence

Level 3: Other evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Not applicable

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