Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003483
Title: Oral health-related quality of life assessment in patients wearing conventional and self-ligating brackets
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to compare oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of patients treated with conventional and self-ligating brackets in different therapeutic phases. Background: Pain and discomfort are recognized side effects of orthodontic treatment. Pain starts about 4 h after insertion of the appliance, peaks between 12 h and 3 days after insertion and then decreases for up to 7 days. Almost all patients (95%) report and suffer pain or discomfort 24 h after insertion of fixed appliances, and fixed appliances may produce higher pain responses than removable appliances. Pain scores tend to be higher in anterior than in posterior teeth. Studies have indicated that self-ligating brackets resulted in lower pain intensity. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire, previously found to be valid and reliable, was used for evaluation at the following time points: T1 - Immediately after bonding, T2 - 24 h after bonding, and T3 - Immediately after the first review. The sample size is 15 patients per group. OHRQoL was measured with a self-administered modified 16-item Malaysian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile for impact assessments of the bonding and activation phases. Data were analyzed with the Kruskal–Wallis and Chi-square tests. Objectives: The objective of the study was to conduct a study to compare QoL between self-ligating and conventional brackets using a questionnaire. Results: No significant differences in the prevalence and severity of immediate and late impacts on the OHRQoL of the patients were noted in any therapeutic phase. The commonly affected domains were “physical disability,” “functional limitation,” “physical pain,” and “psychological discomfort.”

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    Author(s) Name:

    Swetha Sridharan, S. Aravind Kumar*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. S. Aravind Kumar, 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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    Swetha Sridharan, S. Aravind Kumar*

    Title:Oral health-related quality of life assessment in patients wearing conventional and self-ligating brackets
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1178-1181)
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    Methodology:Conventional, Oral health, Orthodontic treatment, Self-ligating brackets
    Research Materials:15 patients

Keywords

Conventional Oral health Orthodontic treatment Self-ligating brackets

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