Edition V25N01 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 64 to 69
Objective: This study proposed to investigate the influence of catastrophizing and others factors related to pain during
orthodontic treatment. Methods: 27 patients with 0.022 x 0.028-in Straight-wire brackets were evaluated during alignment and leveling phase
with nickel-titanium wires. Visual Analog Scales measured the intensity of orthodontic pain at six moments after a
clinical appointment: 6 first hours; 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 days. Multiple linear regression and stepwise approach assessed the
influence of the following variables on pain: catastrophizing, sex, age, duration of treatment, clinical appointment time
(morning or afternoon), and wire diameter.