What are the long term effects of treatment ?

Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment for hypodontia are likely to require lifelong need for retention. If the retainers are not worn then the risk of teeth moving out of place and creating problems is very high and likely to result in failure of the treatment. Therefore the onus is on the patient to maintain retention for as long as the orthodontist prescribes.

Once the orthodontics is completed the tooth replacements provided by the restorative dentist will require maintenance. The most important patient related factor is Oral Hygiene or the quality of tooth cleanliness. If patients are provided with carefully constructed porcelain tooth replacement poor hygiene will make failure of the restoration more likely.

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