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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-54

Retainer Positioner

1 Department of Orthodontics, Hi-tech Dental College, Bhubaneswar Odisha, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Institute of Dental Sciences, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India

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Sanjeeb Kumar Sahu
Department of Orthodontics, Hi-tech Dental College Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Several techniques are used to keep the retainer wire in the proper position during direct bonding, of lingual bonded retainers. Proper placement helps prevent occlusal wear of the composite over the retainer wire, thus reducing the risk of breakage. This article describes a new chairside time saving retainer positioner which allows accurate placement and direct bonding of all types of fixed lingual retainers, with solid or multistranded wires.

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