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Table 1 Behaviour change technique themes with examples related to orthodontics

From: Orthodontic apps: an assessment of quality (using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS)) and behaviour change techniques (BCTs)



Feedback and monitoring

Patient completes a daily chart of how many hours they have worn headgear, and this can be self-monitored or monitored by the clinician with feedback.

Shaping knowledge

Show the patient a video on how to insert, remove and look after an appliance.

Repetition and substitution

Practice placing elastics with the patient in the dental chair to ensure they are confident to do it alone at home.