Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002740
Title: Knowledge and awareness about the importance of undergoing early orthodontic treatment, the importance of undergoing functional and myofunctional appliance, and acceptance among public
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, awareness, and attitude about the importance of undergoing early orthodontic treatment, functional and myofunctional appliance therapy, and acceptance among public. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire with 15 questions were printed and distributed among patients and general public and their responses regarding the importance of undergoing early orthodontic treatment, functional and myofunctional appliance therapy were recorded. Results: The results were interpreted in pie chart, and the patients and general public were aware of the condition but were not completely aware of the treatment procedure, treatment timing, the sequential timeline followed for each procedure, and in managing the skeletal jaw base problems. Conclusion: The knowledge, awareness, and attitude about the importance of undergoing early orthodontic treatment, functional and myofunctional appliance therapy, and acceptance among public are necessary for proper timely care and efficient treatment.

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    Author(s) Name:

    S. Sruthi*

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    Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Sruthi, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    S. Sruthi*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness about the importance of undergoing early orthodontic treatment, the importance of undergoing functional and myofunctional appliance, and acceptance among public
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Sept [ Special Issue 1 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2789-2796)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Early orthodontic treatment

Keywords

Early orthodontic treatment Functional appliance Knowledge and awareness Myofunctional appliance therapy

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