Chapter 4. Motivation

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch4

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Motivation, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522



  • motivation - patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, quite enthusiastic about their treatment;
  • orthodontic treatment - like planting a garden;
  • orthodontic treatment - patients seen on average, every 4–6 weeks;
  • orthodontic patients assessment - amount of support they will get being important;
  • keep reinforcing and encouraging positives;
  • majority of patients, wearing retainers - when asked, having no problems;
  • patients, always told that teeth after debanding - can move if the retainers are not worn;
  • retention, one of the hardest stages - with which to get the patient to comply;
  • patient motivation vital - motivation of individual members of orthodontic team;
  • orthodontic nurses - don't just ‘Talk the talk’, they ‘Walk the walk’


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Retention

  • Patients who Readily Comply