Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003026
Title: Patient acceptability and compliance for Beggs and Essix removable retainers - A comparative study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The objective of this survey was to determine the patients’ acceptance and compliance for using Beggs and Essix retainers. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire about the opinions and attitude toward the use of two types of retainers was prepared and circulated to 20 patients. Among them, 10 patients were given Beggs retainer and the rest were given Essix retainers. Background: Sheridan introduced the Essix appliance as an esthetic, comfortable, and inexpensive modern alternative to traditional retainers. Beggs retainers, traditionally, are used for the retention of corrected malocclusion. They are also very popular form of post-treatment orthodontic retainer. Both of them are removable retainers, the presence of wire components in Beggs retainers makes them different from Essix retainers. Results and Conclusion: In the population surveyed, Essix retainers were more acceptable in terms of use, speech, soft tissue impingement, esthetic efficiency, and insertion of the retainer, whereas subjects wearing Beggs retainer considered cleaning and maintenance of retainer more easier compared to subjects using Essix retainers. In terms of stability of correction, both retainers were equal.

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    Yendodu Varshitha1 , S. Ravindra Kumar Jain2 *

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    1 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Ravindra Kumar Jain, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162 Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Yendodu Varshitha1 , S. Ravindra Kumar Jain2 *

    Title:Patient acceptability and compliance for Beggs and Essix removable retainers - A comparative study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 5 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3808-3810)
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    Methodology:Patient acceptability and compliance
    Research Materials:Beggs, Essix, Esthetic, Retainer

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Beggs Essix Esthetic Retainer Vacuum-formed retainer

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