Retention

Many orthodontists use various types of removable appliances to act as retainers, usually at the

Fig. 8d Strip crowns were placed on the incisors once the overbite was reduced
Fig. 9d,e The first premolars have been extracted and the upper canines are erupting into a good position

completion of fixed appliance treatment. Removable retainers are usually held in position with Adams Cribs on the first permanent molars with a labial bow and possible acrylic coverage of the anterior teeth (Fig. 10).

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