Pain and discomfort perception among patients undergoing orthodontic treatment: results from one month follow-up study.

@article{Kavaliauskien2012PainAD,
  title={Pain and discomfort perception among patients undergoing orthodontic treatment: results from one month follow-up study.},
  author={Aistė Kavaliauskienė and Dalia Smailienė and Ieva Buskiene and Daiva Keriene},
  journal={Stomatologija},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={118-25}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore pain and discomfort experience among patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with different appliances during one month after the appliance insertion, and to elucidate predicting role of patients' motivation for treatment and awareness of discomfort to the intensity of pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 93 orthodontic patients treated with braces (48.4%), braces and head gear (9.7%), removable appliances (34.4%) and functional appliances (7.5%). The… CONTINUE READING

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