Vibratory stimulation as a method of reducing pain after orthodontic appliance adjustment.

@article{Marie2003VibratorySA,
  title={Vibratory stimulation as a method of reducing pain after orthodontic appliance adjustment.},
  author={Stacy Ste Marie and Michael Powers and John J Sheridan},
  journal={Journal of clinical orthodontics : JCO},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={205-8; quiz 203-4}
}
patients undergoing any form of dental treatment, to the extent that 77% of a patient population reported some degree of pain from a visit to the dentist.1 Pain following orthodontic adjustments appears to be equally prevalent.2-10 Jones and Chan showed that compliance with orthodontic treatment may be predicated on the amount of initial pain and discomfort experienced.5 Other studies indicate that plaque control may suffer as a result of the pain associated with orthodontics.7,11 Although… CONTINUE READING

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