Patients' anticipation of pain and pain-related side effects, and their perception of pain as a result of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.

@article{Firestone1999PatientsAO,
  title={Patients' anticipation of pain and pain-related side effects, and their perception of pain as a result of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.},
  author={Allen R. Firestone and P A Scheurer and Walter Bruno B{\"u}rgin},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={387-96}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between (i) the pain and its side effects, anticipated by patients before orthodontic therapy, and (ii) the reported pain and its effects after the placement of initial archwires. Before treatment, 50 adolescent patients (median age 13.6 years, range 8.9-39.3 years, 28 female, 22 male) completed a questionnaire concerning their facial and dental appearance, and their expectations regarding pain, its influence on their daily lives, and… CONTINUE READING

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