Up to date, there are no data about bracket detachment from the patients point of view. The aim of this study is to acquiring information regarding metal bracket used by patients undergo orthodontic treatment at Public Health Center in Jakarta and Dental Hospital Universitas Indonesia. The study conducted by survey using questionnaires from 250 patients at 10 Public Health Centers and 250 patients from Dental Hospital. Survey results were analyzed statistically by Chi-square test (p < 0.05). Bracket attachment failure analysis from 100 respondents from Public Health Center and Dental Hospital was carried out using Modified Adhesive Remnant Index. The adhesive remnant analyzed using Mann-Whitney Test (p < 0.05). Stereomicroscope, Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy were used to observe and analyze the form and composition of the bracket base. Survey results showed that more than 90% respondents had experienced bracket detachment and around 60% respondents experienced the bracket detachment before the next appointment. The total bracket detachment vary from 1 bracket (50-57%), 2 brackets (around 36%) and particularly detached on the upper bicuspid region. The attachment failure on the detached bracket, in general, occurred on scale 1 and 2 Modified Adhesive Remnant Index. The form and composition of the bracket base used were varied.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Metal Bracket