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dc.contributor.authorWiese, Lauren Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T11:12:53Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T11:12:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/9612
dc.description2019
dc.descriptionBiomedical Sciences-Dental School
dc.descriptionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore
dc.descriptionM.S.
dc.description.abstractObjective: Determine if a patient’s initial malocclusion and treatment duration influenced satisfaction with clear aligner (Invisalign®) therapy. Methods: Thirty-three orthodontic patients treated with clear aligners responded to a satisfaction questionnaire containing twenty-one questions relating to their satisfaction with treatment, approximately two years after completing treatment. Overjet, overbite, and maxillary and mandibular anterior crowding/spacing were measured to determine the initial severity of their malocclusion. Logistic regression analyses with satisfaction factors as the dependent variable were used to quantify associations between patient satisfaction regarding both the initial severity of malocclusion and treatment duration. Results: Overall, patients were satisfied with aligner treatment. However, no significant associations were observed between patient satisfaction and either the initial severity of the malocclusion or treatment duration. Conclusion: The current study does not find that initial malocclusion or treatment duration significantly affects patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction with clear aligner therapy is generally very high, and multi-factorial.
dc.subjectclear aligneren_US
dc.subjectdurationen_US
dc.subjectInvisalignen_US
dc.subject.meshOrthodontic Appliances, Removableen_US
dc.subject.meshMalocclusionen_US
dc.subject.meshOrthodonticsen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Malocclusion Severity and Treatment Duration on Patient Satisfaction with Clear Aligner Therapy
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-06-17T19:16:58Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.contributor.advisorBosio, Jose A.
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Robert E., D.M.D., M.A.
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-0335-7606
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-21T11:12:54Z


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