Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003783
Title: Patient cooperation regarding food restrictions during orthodontic treatment - A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to find patient cooperation regarding food restriction during orthodontic treatment. Objective: The objective of this study was to improve our knowledge on maintenance and patients’ cooperation regarding food restrictions during orthodontic treatment. Introduction: Orthodontic appliances involve permanent fixtures on the teeth for the purpose of moving them. These attachments may sometimes be a hindrance for maintaining good oral hygiene. This is because there is a narrow gap between the wire and the tooth where the food particles can easily get lodged. For this reason, there are certain food restrictions to be followed by the patients to protect the appliance and prevent breakages from happening. Materials and Methods: It is a questionnaire study where 100 patients wearing orthodontic fixed appliance were selected and given a total of ten questions, for which they were asked to provide answers. These questions were related to food restrictions during orthodontic treatment. Results: This study reveals how many patients actually cooperate regarding food restrictions during orthodontic treatment. The study shows that patient cooperation regarding food restrictions during orthodontic treatment is average (64%). Conclusion: From this study, it has been shown that most of the patients were aware of the diet and food restrictions to be followed during orthodontic treatment. Only a minimal amount of patients followed food restrictions that have to be followed during orthodontic treatment. Added that the orthodontists have to stress more on diet restrictions so that the patients as well as the dentist do not have to face problems during the treatment.

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    Author(s) Name:

    V. Lavanya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. Lavanya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Patient cooperation regarding food restrictions during orthodontic treatment - A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (July)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1433-1436)
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    Methodology: A questionnaire based study
    Research Materials:Orthodontic Patients

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Patient Cooperation food Orthodontic treatment

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