Clinico-Statistical Study Concerning the use of Classical Orthodontic Appliances Among Orthodontists

Aurel-Claudiu Vartolomei, Oana Maria Gansca, Dan Cosmin Serbanoiu


Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish a statistics on the contemporary use of classical mobile orthodontic appliances, anchorage means and certain procedures (functional exercises) among orthodontic specialists. Material and Methods: The present study was based on a questionary comprising 15 questions addressed to 55 postgraduate, specialist and senior orthodontists concernig the use of classical orthodontic methods. The questionary was delivered online by means of Google Forms and intermediated by the National Dentists‘ Association of Tirgu Mures, Romania. The sole inclusion criteria was the specialty of orthodontics. Results: 92,7% of the orthodontists use removable appliances (palatal plate with expansion screw), 90,9 % recommend functional exercises (correct palatal tongue placement), 89,1% exploit space maintainers, 87,3% provide lingual cribs for functional reeducation, 80% apply functional devices and the Goshgarian arch as an anchorage method, 72,2% use the Delaire mask and 69,8% the headgear and 58,2 apply the Hawley plate as a contention mean. Conclusions: A very high percentage of resident, specialist and senior doctors utilize classical removable and functional appliances and methods.

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