A side-effect of bonded retention wires: the “wire syndrome”: part 1
Orthodontist in private practice, Bourg-la-Reine, France
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Excessive version may be observed in groups of teeth bonded together in fixed retention by a metal wire in a very small percentage of patients. Although quite uncommon, these erratic movements are dangerous for both dental and periodontal health.
We precisely describe this phenomena in both jaws, to enable early detection, before periodontal impact becomes irreversible.
What attitude is appropriate to this “wire syndrome”, and how can it be prevented?
Key words: Bonded retention / wire syndrome / gingival recession / torque
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