J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 1, 2016End of Treatment and Retention
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||22 November 2017|
Keeping orthodontic treatment results steady
Address for correspondence: Julien Philippe 6 rue Chanzy, 28000 Chartres, France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To maintain treatment effects as long as possible, a functional balance has to be struck, stabilizing the underlying morphologic elements. Form should match function, and function should match form, according to the type of dysmorphia treated.
To this end, certain morphological and behavioral features have to be included in the treatment plan, and achieved by end of treatment, with follow-up after retention, so as to maintain them throughout life.
Key words: Retention / maintaining treatment effects / finishing / relapse / stability
© The authors
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.