1887
2 - Unified National Conference of Iraqi Dental Colleges (UNCIDC)
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

To evaluate the problems patients perceive during orthodontic treatment with removable and myofunctional appliances.

Cross-sectional study.

Prosthodontic Department, College of Dentistry, University of Kerbala, from March 2021 to July 2021.

A total of 210 orthodontic patients who had been wearing removable and myo-functional orthodontic appliances for at least four months were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups aged between 10 to 40 years. A questionnaire comprising 11 items covering physical, functional, psychological, and social problems associated with wearing removable and myofunctional orthodontic appliances was used to analyze the outcome variables. Patients were interviewed at Kerbala University.

In this study, 107 (51%) patients were male, and 103 (49%) were female, with ages ranging from 10 to 40 years. Forty-four (21%) patients reported reeling pain after insertion of removable and myofunctional appliances. A relatively higher percentage of male patients (44.5%) believed the appliance was effective, and 40% found it comfortable. Difficulty in speaking (36.7%) was the most frequent problem reported by the patients in the studied population.

Despite a few problems, wearing removable and myofunctional orthodontic appliances remained an effective and viable treatment option for uncomplicated malocclusions.

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