Townie® Poll

Retention

Poll conducted from 7/20/2010 To 8/12/2010

How often do you use fixed retainers on a case?
67 total votes
36%
a. Always
31%
b. Sometimes
25%
c. Seldom
7%
d. Never
Have you changed your retention appliances within the last year?
56 total votes
21%
a. Yes
79%
b. No
What type of upper retainers do you use most?
56 total votes
34%
a. Hawley
2%
b. Invisalign Vivera
50%
c. Essix (in-house)
13%
d. Bonded
2%
e. Other
What type of lower retainers do you use most?
54 total votes
17%
a. Hawley
2%
b. Invisalign Vivera
35%
c. Essix
39%
d. Bonded
7%
e. Other
How soon do you deliver retainers after removal?
56 total votes
45%
a. Day of removal
13%
b. Day after removal
16%
c. Two days after removal
2%
d. More than two days after removal
25%
e. One week after removal
What records do you take at removal?
53 total votes
34%
a. Full ortho records
23%
b. Ceph, pano and photos
17%
c. Pano and photos
26%
d. Photos only
What interval do you recommend for full-time retainer wear after removal?
54 total votes
17%
a. Six weeks
31%
b. Three months
33%
c. Six months
4%
d. Nine months
15%
e. 12 months
How often do you see retention patients when in part-time retainers?
55 total votes
29%
a. Every three months
49%
b. Every six months
7%
c. Every nine months
15%
d. Every 12 months
When do you evaluate third molars on child patients?
55 total votes
56%
a. When braces are removed
31%
b. When patients are age 16 or older
9%
c. When the DDS asks about it
4%
d. We don't evaluate third molars
How do you manage shifted teeth when retainers are not worn or lost?
55 total votes
16%
a. Make new retainers to hold current tooth positions
67%
b. Make new retainers with springs to attempt improvement
13%
c. Place partial braces to correct specific areas
4%
d. Place full braces to re-treat the case

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