Retention Spring Orthodontic Appliances Types With Routine Oral
Advantages of Removable Appliances
• The patient can continue with routine oral hygiene procedures.
• Easy to adjust.
• Less risk of iatrogenic damage than with fixed appliances.
• Most forms of tipping movement can be carried out successfully.
• Some of simple appliances can be monitored by the general
• Appliance fabrication is done in specialized labs so the chair
side time is considerably less.
• A broken appliance is never an emergency for the clinician.
• These appliances are relatively cheap as compared to the fixed
Disadvantages of Removable Appliances
• Patient cooperation is the key word in removable appliance
• The appliances are capable of only certain types of movements.
• Multiple movements are difficult to carryout.
• The patient has to have a certain amount of skill to be able to
remove and replace the appliance.
• Affects speech.
• The chance of appliance loss or breakage is more.