Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 149--156

A survey of retention practices and protocols followed among orthodontists in India


SR Radha1, Gowri Sankar Singaraju2, Prasad Mandava3, Vivek Reddy Ganugapanta4, Hema Bapireddy6, Lakshmi Narayana Pilli6 
1 Ex Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Professor and Guide, Head, Department of Orthodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Reader, Department of Orthodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Gowri Sankar Singaraju
Department of Orthodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India

Background: There are different types of retention protocols and retainers prescribed by the orthodontists across the globe. Aim: The study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the retention practices followed by the orthodontists in India. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire link with a set of 29 questions was generated using the Google Forms App. The questions related to the basic demographic details followed by retention procedures in maxilla and mandible as related to the type of retainer, duration of wear, retention check-ups, and adjunctive procedures being followed. The Google forms were mailed to 1147 registered life members of the Indian Orthodontic Society. Results: The overall response rate was 20.1%. On receiving of the completed questionnaires, the data were statistically analyzed. Dual mode of retention, fixed retainers with removable thermoplastic resin (TR)/vacuum formed retainers (VFR) (24%) were the common type of retention in maxilla whereas the fixed bonded retainer (44.5%) was more commonly used in mandible. Full time wear of maxillary retainer was recommended by 85.2% of the respondents. The recommended duration of the fixed retainer is for 2–5 years (41.9%). Conclusion: A trend towards more dual retention instead of solitary removable or solitary fixed retention, more VFR instead of Hawley-type retainers has been demonstrated in the survey.


How to cite this article:
Radha S R, Singaraju GS, Mandava P, Ganugapanta VR, Bapireddy H, Pilli LN. A survey of retention practices and protocols followed among orthodontists in India.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:149-156


How to cite this URL:
Radha S R, Singaraju GS, Mandava P, Ganugapanta VR, Bapireddy H, Pilli LN. A survey of retention practices and protocols followed among orthodontists in India. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];13:149-156
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