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Knowledge and self care behaviors of orthodontic patients using clear aligner

Da-Hye Hwang 1 Yun-Hyun-Kyung 2 Hwang Tae Yoon ORD ID 3

1안동과학대학교 치위생과
2안동과학대학교
3영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the knowledge and self care behaviors of orthodontic patients using clear aligner. Methods : A total of 181 orthodontic patients using clear aligner in Daegu filled out the self-reported questionnaire from September 6 to October 18, 2010. and 162 subjects completed orthodontic treatment. Results : There existed a significant difference in knowledge and self care behaviors between gender and wearing duration of clear aligner(p<0.01). Treatment duration influenced significantly on the score of self care behaviors(p<0.01) and the high score of self care behavior showed in short duration of treatment. Conclusions : Self care behaviors were closely correlated with treatment duration. An information for the clear aligner will be helpful to improve the knowledge and self care behaviors.

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