chapter  7
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Psychology for patient compliance – Kees Booij

From experience in the medical field, we know that a relatively high percentage of patients do not follow instructions, whether it be the taking of medicines or the carrying out of certain exercises. The same phenomenon applies to the compliance of orthodontic patients. This is in contrast to what one would expect from youngsters and even adults who actively seek our advice and treatment. Cooperation with complete discipline, on which our work is absolutely dependent, is not something automatic. We should actively introduce our patients to their task and to our expectations.