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Auch bei vorsichtiger Interpretation der Antworten, die wir bei Interviews, durchgeführt im häuslichen Millieu der patienten, erhalten haben, kann man feststellen, daß die Begleitumstände einer kieferorthopädischen Behandlung zum Teil eine beachtliche, aber wenig beachtete Belastung für den Patienten und seine Familie mit sich bringen. In einigen Punkten(More)
Orthodontic patients experience pain and discomfort to a varying degree during the course of treatment. The aims of the present investigation were to follow the progress of adaptation after insertion of new appliances and to study the relationships between the type of appliance worn and pain or discomfort experienced, between pain sensations and attitude(More)
A semistandardized questionnaire was administered to adult orthodontic patients to gain insight into their motives for seeking treatment and their experience during treatment. The data collected from 60 patients aged 18 to 52 years were used for descriptive statistics and calculation of correlations. The results indicate that apart from objective and(More)
The maxillary and mandibular apical base areas were measured, using a gnathograph, on the study casts of 156 adults and children representing Class II division 1, Class II division 2 and Class III malocclusions. There were significant differences between the groups at each age. The maxillary apical base areas tended to be smaller for the adults than for the(More)
Das Phänomen der Oberkieferverformung und der resultierenden Wachstumsveränderungen unter der orthopädischen Wirkung des Headgears ist sehr komplex und wenig erforscht. Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war es, mit Hilfe der holographischen Interferometrie die initiale Knochenverformung des Oberkieferkomplexes nach der Einwirkung verschiedener Zugrichtungen(More)
During the course of treatment orthodontic patients frequently endure a number of functional complaints and are anxious about their appearance. The aims of this longitudinal study were to follow the progress of patients' adaptation to discomfort, to elucidate the putative relationship between the type of appliance worn and functional and social discomfort(More)
Questionnaires and psychological tests were used to assess the psychosocial impact of mandibular prognathism. Patients with mandibular prognathism were asked to assess the impediments caused by their dentofacial deformity. In addition, they were asked to rate their appearance and to report the effect that it had on their social contacts. The self-assessment(More)
Orthodontic treatment is occasionally a discomfort to patients, due to pain or functional restrictions. In this context, several retrospectively planned studies were performed in the 1980s, but correlations between different aspects of patient discomfort were not investigated. The present study aimed at examining and structuring the psychogenic dimensions(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine to what degree social and psychological patient variables can predict orthodontic co-operation evaluated by dentists 3 and 6 months after the beginning of treatment. The subjects were 94 patients from seven orthodontic practices. They received a questionnaire with four subscales: impulsiveness, dominance,(More)