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Stability, Retention and Relapse in Orthodontics

Stability, Retention and Relapse in Orthodontics

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KATSAROS, Christos / ELIADES, Theodore 


This book offers a thorough analysis of retention and stability of the orthodontic treatment results. The book is divided into three sections. The first three chapters (Section I: Orthodontic Retention) deal with the historical aspects of retention, the biological basis of relapse, and the available evidence on retention; the next six chapters (Section II: Dentofacial Treatment Stability and Relapse) cover the stability and relapse tendency of orthodontic treatment of incisor irregularity, class II, class III, transverse, and vertical problems, as well as orthognathic surgery outcome; the final four chapters (Section III: Retention Protocols and Materials) cover retention protocols and materials, including removable and fixed retainers, the materials and biomechanics of fixed retention, and the long-term effectiveness of fixed retainers. Within the content of the book, a number of reasons are given for the lack of stability of the therapeutic outcome, as well as the development of potential unwanted effects at the retention stage.

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

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 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.

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 

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