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"If the facts don´t fit the theory, change the facts." This provocative quote by Einstein made me think about the importance of a solid theoretical and scientific basis for practical activities, such as orthodontics. Due
Exaggerated actions to solve minimal problems. This may be an interpretation of the phrase that entitled our post, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. But what does it have to do with our profession? I
The maintenance of a proper occlusion after orthodontic treament is a great challenge in clinical practice. As stated by Oppenheim, “Retention is the most difficult problem in Orthodontia; in fact, it is the problem” (1).
There is no doubt about the main reason why patients seek an orthodontist - aesthetics. The desire to improve facial appearance and have a pleasant smile is the main motivation for orthodontic treatment. However, obtaining