Incidence of orthodontic bracket detachment and associated factors among individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the incidence of orthodontic bracket detachment (OBD) and associated factors among individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study among the individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment at our center. We included participants aged 18 and above who underwent orthodontic treatment for at least 6 months or more and those willing to participate. We excluded participants whose orthodontic treatment started elsewhere and participants with syndromes. A specially designed self-administered questionnaire in English was developed, which included information on age, sex, education, duration of orthodontic treatment, number of orthodontic brackets detached, frequency, and reasons. Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Brief Form (PID-5-BF) for adults was used to evaluate the personality traits of the participant. Results: One hundred and thirty-four individuals completed this study, of which 43.3% were males (mean age: 21.29 ± 3.23). The incidence of OBD was 32.1%. The mean duration of the treatment was significantly higher among those with OBD than those without OBD (P = 0.007). However, there were no significant differences in the mean domain scores and total scores of PID-5-BF between the individuals with or without OBD. It was seen that the duration of orthodontic treatment was significantly associated with OBD (odds ratio = 1.07; 95% confidence interval = 1.02-1.12). Conclusion: Our study showed that the treatment duration was higher among individuals with OBD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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