Patient Compliance in Orthodontics Patient Compliance in Orthodontics

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Dr Harsha P Mahajan

Abstract

Patient compliance is a critical factor in the efficacy of orthodontic treatment. Major treatment decisions
hinge on the expected level of compliance and poor cooperation usually prevents the orthodontist from
realizing optimal treatment results. Although the knowledge and skills of the clinician remain significant,
the cooperation of patients and that of the parents, in the case of children and adolescent patients, plays a
major role in achieving the desired orthodontic results. Patient cooperation is the single most important
factor every orthodontist must contend with. This article deals with patient compliance in orthodontics,
reasons for poor patient compliance and methods to improve patient compliance

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