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GALLEGOS-DELGADO, Fernanda Eugenia; SCHMUCK-VILLARROEL, Alex Eduardo; AGUILERA-MUNOZ, Felipe Rodrigo  e  CORNUY-BAROZZI, María Antonieta. Satisfaction with the use of fixed orthodontic appliances in patients from Valdivia and Paillaco, 2017. Observational study. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.32, pp.54-61. ISSN 0797-0374.


To determine user satisfaction with fixed orthodontic appliances during the first three checkups after installation.

Materials and methods:

A cross-sectional observational study was conducted with patients who started fixed orthodontic treatment in health centers in Paillaco and Valdivia. For this, a survey instrument validated in Spanish by Gacitúa et al. (2016) was used. To establish differences, the Friedman test was performed with a p<0.05 significance level.


Thirty-four patients participated (14.1 (SD ± 3.5) years old). The total satisfaction score was 37.94 (SD ± 7.13) points for the first month, 40.56 (SD ± 6.35) points for the second and 41.09 (SD ± 6.92) points for the third.


General satisfaction levels with orthodontic appliances increase as the orthodontic treatment extends over time.

Palavras-chave : orthodontic appliances; orthodontics; personal satisfaction.

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