Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002172
Title: Malocclusion severity and orthodontic treatment needs in children – A review
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Malocclusion is a developmental condition signifying a mal-relationship between the arches. The factors responsible for malocclusion include genetic and environmental factors, or a combination of both along with various local factors such as adverse or deleterious oral habits and anomalies in number, shape, and developmental position of teeth and dentition. Malocclusion has a profound influence on individual’s appearance and quality of life. Knowledge about the prevalence and severity of malocclusion is important for early diagnosis and planning of orthodontic services. Several indices are used for malocclusion registration to evaluate severity levels and orthodontic treatment needs. The dental esthetic index is an orthodontic index based on socially designed esthetic standards. It is used both in epidemiological surveys to identify unmet needs for orthodontic treatment and as a screening device to determine priority for subsidized orthodontic treatment. This study aims at creating awareness about the severity of malocclusion among schoolchildren and their requirement for orthodontic treatment.

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    A. Trishala1 , Ganesh Jeevanandan2 *

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    1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ganesh Jeevanandan, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai - 600077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    A. Trishala1 , Ganesh Jeevanandan2 *

    Title:Malocclusion severity and orthodontic treatment needs in children – A review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (April)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (479-484)
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    Methodology:Dental esthetic index, Malocclusion, Orthodontics
    Research Materials:Children

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Dental esthetic index Malocclusion Orthodontics

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