The Pain Management in Orthodontics
Dr. Nandita Shenoy,
Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore-575 001,
Pain and discomfort are the frequent side-effects of the orthodontic therapy with fixed appliances. The people who experience orthodontic pain are likely to self-medicate with nonprescription pain relievers before seeing the dentist. It is imperative for an orthodontist to address questions that might arise in a clinical setting from the viewpoint of the clinicians and the patients/parents. This article will provide an overview of the current management strategies which are employed for alleviating orthodontic pain.