Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002702
Title: A qualitative study of teenagers’ decisions to undergo orthodontic treatment with fixed appliance
Category: Pharmacology
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    Background: Orthodontic treatment is usually provided to the individuals with malocclusion that may negatively influence psychosocial well-being or oral dysfunction. The most important motivating factor is a strong subjective dissatisfaction with the appearance of the teeth. Hence, it is essential to understand teenager’s subjective motives for undergoing orthodontic treatment. Aim and Objective: The aim of the study is to describe and to analyze the thoughts of the teenager’s decision to undergo orthodontic treatment. Result: From the analyzed data, it is evident that the need for orthodontic treatment was about 61% but the awareness about malocclusion among the teenagers was about 40%, and this proves that the teenagers were unaware of the malocclusion and the orthodontic treatments available for the malocclusion, they are afraid to visit the orthodontist for the treatment. Conclusion: This study shows that awareness toward the correction of malocclusion should be increased among the teenagers and their problems toward the orthodontic treatment should be rectified.

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    P. Benly1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , Sheeja S. Vargheese2

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    1 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Periodontics Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Corresponding author: P. Benly, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    P. Benly1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , Sheeja S. Vargheese2

    Title:A qualitative study of teenagers’ decisions to undergo orthodontic treatment with fixed appliance
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Sept [ Special Issue 1 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2605-2607)
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    Methodology:Fixed appliance, malocclusion, orthodontic treatment
    Research Materials:Teenager’s

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Fixed appliance malocclusion orthodontic treatment

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