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The effects of fixed and removable orthodontic retainers: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Progress in Orthodontics, December 2016
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Title
The effects of fixed and removable orthodontic retainers: a systematic review
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Progress in Orthodontics, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40510-016-0137-x
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Dalya Al-Moghrabi, Nikolaos Pandis, Padhraig S Fleming, Al-Moghrabi, Dalya, Pandis, Nikolaos, Fleming, Padhraig S

Abstract

In the view of the widespread acceptance of indefinite retention, it is important to determine the effects of fixed and removable orthodontic retainers on periodontal health, survival and failure rates of retainers, cost-effectiveness, and impact of orthodontic retainers on patient-reported outcomes. A comprehensive literature search was undertaken based on a defined electronic and gray literature search strategy ( CRD42015029169). The following databases were searched (up to October 2015); MEDLINE via OVID, PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, LILACS, BBO, ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Research Register, and ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis database. Randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials, prospective cohort studies, and case series (minimum sample size of 20) with minimum follow-up periods of 6 months reporting periodontal health, survival and failure rates of retainers, cost-effectiveness, and impact of orthodontic retainers on patient-reported outcomes were identified. The Cochrane Collaboration's Risk of Bias tool and Newcastle-Ottawa Scale were used to assess the quality of included trials. Twenty-four studies were identified, 18 randomized controlled trials and 6 prospective cohort studies. Of these, only 16 were deemed to be of high quality. Meta-analysis was unfeasible due to considerable clinical heterogeneity and variations in outcome measures. The mean failure risk for mandibular stainless steel fixed retainers bonded from canine to canine was 0.29 (95 % confidence interval [CI] 0.26, 0.33) and for those bonded to canines only was 0.25 (95 % CI: 0.16, 0.33). A meta-regression suggested that failure of fixed stainless steel mandibular retainers was not directly related to the period elapsed since placement (P = 0.938). Further well-designed prospective studies are needed to elucidate the benefits and potential harms associated with orthodontic retainers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 33%
Student > Postgraduate 12 17%
Unspecified 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 80%
Unspecified 11 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2016.
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#1,182,929
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#4
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#1
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