Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003542
Title: Awareness on various restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment among the adolescent age group
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: There is a need for orthodontic treatment in the adolescent age group as almost all the individuals need orthodontic treatment to correct there occlusion. This study is carried out to evaluate the attitude of patients toward various restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment among adolescent age group and also to have an idea on awareness about orthodontic treatment among the adolescent age group. Aim: The aim of the study is to analyze various restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment among the adolescent age group. Materials and Methods: The study is carried out by preparing a questionnaire containing 13 questions which are to be circulated among randomly selected adolescent age group population using an online survey tool – survey planet. 100 questionnaires were filled. The questionnaire was used to analyze the various restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment. General awareness about orthodontic treatment was also analyzed among adolescent age group population. Results: Nearly 73% adolescent population stated 2 years duration of treatment is major restraint in perceiving orthodontic treatment, 78% of population stated cost as restraint in perceiving orthodontic treatment, and 78% population did not undergo orthodontic treatment as they did not want their esthetics to be compromised for 2 years duration. Most of them also stated that they did not perceive orthodontic treatment as they could not reach the specialist; hence, it was also known that there is less number of specialist in the population. Conclusion: The main restraint encountered or faced by an adolescent individual in perceiving orthodontic treatment is the financial crisis which is not met due to the high cost of the treatment, following which long duration of treatment also serves as a restraint in perceiving orthodontic treatment. Other restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment include undergoing extraction for treatment, dietary changes for the next 2 years, the unesthetic appearance of the orthodontic appliance.

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    S. Syed Shihaab E. Noor, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, Visalakshi Ramanathan

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Syed Shihaab E. Noor, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, Visalakshi Ramanathan

    Title:Awareness on various restraints in perceiving orthodontic treatment among the adolescent age group
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (984-988)
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    Methodology:Questionnaire,Orthodontic treatment, Questionnaire, Restraints, Survey
    Research Materials:Adolescent age group

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Adolescent age group Orthodontic treatment Questionnaire Restraints Survey

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