International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Evaluation of Survival Rate of Direct Bonded Lingual Retainers among Adults Aged 18 - 25 Years - A Prospective Study

Dr. Sharath Kumar Shetty [3] | Dr. Bopanna K M | Dr. Mahesh Kumar


Abstract: Bonded retainers are highly efficient, reliable, independent of patient co - operation. Most studies regarding the survival rate of retainers are retrospective. The aim of this investigation was to prospectively evaluate the failure rate of bonded lingual retainers, and to determine the distribution of failure over a 6-month period. Maxillary and mandibular lingual retainers bonded among 65 patients who underwent orthodontic fixed treatment in the department of orthodontics KVG dental college Sullia were evaluated. There were 46 females and 19 males of age group between 18 to 25yrs. A twisted conventional ligature wire was used with Transbond LR. Following bonding, the patients were observed monthly. 24 retainers failed, 19 mandibular anf 5 maxillary, 15 in mandibular right side, and 4 in left side, 3 macillary right side and 2 left side. The highest failure rate was seen in the first month.6 patients had repeated failures. The failure rate was higher in mandibualr and in right side, the total survival rate was.


Keywords: Bonded lingual retainers, failure rate, orthodontic treatment, survival rate, prospective evaluation


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 21 - 24


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