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Article: Volume 41 Number 5 Page 473 - June 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 473-473

Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – Active Lingual Retainer

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Abstract: It is believed that, because dental arch length decreases and lower anterior crowding increases throughout life, the only way to maintain ideal alignment after orthodontic treatment is by means of some form of permanent retention. Bonded lingual retainers are often placed after fixed orthodontic treatment and can serve in-mouth for decades.1

Author notes: Surendra Lodha, BDS, MDS, Private Practitioner, Umrao Dental Care and Orthodontic Centre, Bhilwara, Rajasthan, Santosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Siddharth Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India.