Dentist?s knowledge and attitude towards using Invisalign in orthodontic treatment
Author(s): M Zakirulla*, Rayed Ahmed M Al Shehre, Abdulaziz M Al Hosainah, Hussein Mahdi A Alamer, Nawaf Abdulrahim A Alhamood, Demah Saleh M Alharthi, Aliya Salem Alqhatani, Faisal Mubarak H Alqahtani, Abdulmajeed Ali Alaamri, Saad Awdah Aldail, Aisha Ali M Alammari, Ahmad Mohammed M Alqahtani, Haitham Mohammed Alsalem, Naif M Alzahrani
Background: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude, and perception among dentists toward using Invisalign in orthodontic treatment. Materials & Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on a total number of 300 dental surgeons (Male=150; Female=150) were participated in the study with age ranges from 20- to 55-year-old to know the knowledge, attitude, and perception among dentist's toward using Invisalign in orthodontic treatment. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants after explaining to them the purpose of the study. The sampling method included in the study is a simple random sampling method. A self-administered structured questionnaire was developed, and the data was collected. Both descriptive and analytical statistical measurements were done. Results: The majority of participants, 285 (95%) were agreed that they have visited a dentist for orthodontic treatment. 110 (58%) and 66 (35%) said that they have undergone orthodontic treatment with fixed and Invisalign respectively. Majority of dentists got to know regarding Invisalign are from family (41%) sources. 228 (76%) participants said they know the translucent try (Invisalign). Conclusions: From our study, we conclude that though the population was moderately aware of the Invisalign. Most participants perceived Invisalign treatment to be generally better, quicker as compared to traditional appliance. The main part of respondents not currently using clear aligners in their practice was willing to use them in the future.