Appliance wear: the patient's point of view.

@article{Stewart1997ApplianceWT,
  title={Appliance wear: the patient's point of view.},
  author={Florence Stewart and William J Kerr and Philip J. Taylor},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={377-82}
}
Fifty-two patients (35 female, 17 male) completed questionnaires related to their experiences during the first 7 days of appliance wear (31 fixed, 21 removable) and then after 14 and 90 days. Most problems relating to discomfort and pain resolved within 4-7 days. The problems encountered with fixed appliances were generally more severe than with removable appliances. Swallowing and speech were more difficult with removable appliances and these problems persisted to some degree. Surprisingly… CONTINUE READING

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