Orthodontic containment: the importance of post – treatment

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Orthodontic containment: the importance of post – treatment

Adriana Cristina Minotti Biker, Karina Aparecida Lopes Gois, Idiberto José Zotarelli Filho, Carlos Alberto Costa Neves Buchala, Patrícia Garani Fernandes and Leandro Moreira Tempest


Introduction: Malocclusion has been an aggravating factor in the development of caries, and may not be the main factor for the development of some TMDs, but it is an untreated cofactor when diagnosed. The dental crowding is a type of malocclusion with more incidence among Brazilians, which can also lead to the appearance of caries and gingival diseases. Orthodontics is the specialty that prevents and corrects the state of alignment of the teeth, healing a part of the problems of malocclusion and dental crowding. However a good orthodontic treatment with positive results depends not only on the professional but on the effective collaboration of the patient. The use of orthodontic restraint in the post treatment phase is of great importance so that there is no recurrence of tooth movement that may occur during the period of remodeling of the dental structures. Objective: To review the importance of using orthodontic restraint in post treatment in order to avoid recurrence of tooth movement, taking into account the periodontal biotype and stomatognathic aging. Conclusion: Due to the aging of the stomatognathic apparatus the orofacial functions can be modified, therefore for greater effectiveness and longevity of the final result of the orthodontic treatment the indefinite use of fixed inferior containment should be established and accompanied by the professional, in case of patients periodontally should be done together with professional expert in periodontics.

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