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Orthodontic Retainers

"Orthodontic Retainers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Orthodontic appliances, fixed or removable, used to maintain teeth in corrected positions during the period of functional adaptation following corrective treatment. These appliances are also used to maintain the positions of the teeth and jaws gained by orthodontic procedures. (From Zwemer, Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p263)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Orthodontic Retainers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Orthodontic Retainers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 10 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2010 and 2011
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