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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Patient's Psychological Response to Twin-block Therapy

A Sumathi Felicita, Akshay S Thirumurthi, Ravindra K Jain

Citation Information : Felicita AS, Thirumurthi AS, Jain RK. Patient's Psychological Response to Twin-block Therapy. World J Dent 2017; 8 (4):327-330.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1459

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aims and objectives

To determine the psychological response of the patient to twin-block therapy. To design and formulate a questionnaire to patient on twin-block therapy in the orthodontic clinic and the result will be evaluated.

Materials and methods

A total of 14 patients within the age group of 12 to 14 years on twin-block therapy for treatment of skeletal class II malocclusion with a mandibular deficiency in the Department of Orthodontics were selected. A questionnaire was formulated at the end of twin-block therapy. The completed questionnaire was analyzed and the patient responses to the different aspects of twin-block treatment were recorded.

Results

Of the 14 patients, 12 patients liked wearing the appliance. All the patients wore it comfortably full time. About 3 out of 14 had pain, 1 had ulcer, 9 14 had difficulty in eating, 6 patients had altered taste, and 3 had altered speech. A total of 13 patients observed improvement in lower jaw position. A total of 13 patients considered recommending the appliance to families and friends.

Conclusion

The response of the patient to twin-block appliance was positive. The twin block appears to be well accepted by the patients despite their age.

Clinical significance

Patient compliance directly affects the treatment outcome of the appliance.

How to cite this article

Thirumurthi AS, Felicita AS, Jain RK. Patient's Psychological Response to Twin-block Therapy. World J Dent 2017;8(4):327-330.


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