PERCEPTION OF RETENTION PROTOCOL AFTER ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AMONG ORTHODONTISTS AND ORTHODONTIC POST GRADUATE STUDENTS: QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY

Shwetali Jadhav, Usha Shenoy, Sujoy Banerjee, Ananya Hazare, Himija Karia, Pritam Khorgade

Abstract


Aim & Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate retention practices commonly employed by orthodontist in central India and to identify the types of retainer frequently used and to investigate the variations in retention practice.

Material & method: A questionnaire consisting of around 13 questions is made. It has sent to around 140 orthodontists in Central India. Members were invited to participate and asked to fill out an online questionnaire (Google Forms) of 13 items. The questionnaire was sent to the members via e-mails and Whatsapp link massages, to maximize the response rate.

Results: 125 responses from the participants were considered as the sample size of the study. The statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS version 22, Armonk, NY: IBM Corp). Descriptive statistics were performed.

Conclusion: The study says that fixed orthodontics lingual retainer is chice of the retainer by orthodontist and the patients. In extraction cases fixed retainer is the choice of retainer And non extraction Hawleys removable.Speech prognaosis is batter with the lingually fixed retainer.


Keywords


retention protocol, speech prognosis, fixed retainers

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