Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Pain and/or Discomfort During Debracketing: A Review

Pain and/or Discomfort During Debracketing: A Review


Department of Orthodontics, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Dentistry, Samsun, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2019; 32: 236-240
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.19045
Read: 326 Downloads: 126 Published: 27 December 2019

The topic of bracket removal and enamel integrity has been extensively investigated. Nevertheless, bracket removal, as far as pain and/or discomfort are concerned, is poorly delineated in the orthodontic literature, i.e., the scarcity of reports in this area is conspicuous. In fact, only six studies were retrieved upon a PubMed search. These clinical studies performed with metal brackets are presented in a chronological order in the present review. Pain and/or discomfort during bracket removal are urgently in need of additional studies. The orthodontists have to be well-informed and updated to convey all the aspects of this procedure to the patient.

EISSN 2148-9505