Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004315
Title: A study of evaluation of body mass index and food pattern changes in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The demand for orthodontic treatment has been increased in recent years. This is due to the high conscious of esthetics by the patient themselves. Most done treatment is fixed orthodontics. During fixed orthodontics, patients are often advised to follow certain dietary restrictions such as to eat soft food during the initial stages of treatment by the practitioner for preventing pain and discomfort which is usually caused by the appliance. This study involves in accessing the difference of mean weight, body mass index (BMI), and food frequency between the pre-operative and post-operative records. Aim: This study aims to find out if there is any variation of food pattern and BMI before and after orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: In this study, 50 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment were considered. The history of the patient was obtained. Their weight, height, and dietary food pattern were asked and accessed. Similar assessment was done after the orthodontic treatment is completed and noted. All the patient records were compiled and computed. Then, comparison of the pre-operative records and the post-operative records was assessed. Results: The results were statistically significant. There was a significant amount of difference between the pre-operative and post-operative records. The mean difference between pre-operative weights was 1.58. The mean difference between pre-operative BMI is 1.0. The mean difference between pre-operative dietary patterns is 1.28. Conclusion: Thus, there is a small amount of changes in the weight, BMI and food pattern are revealed by this study. This change is due to the dynamic changes happening in the oral cavity which affect the frequency of food quantity and the amount of food that the persons are taking during the treatment, thus affecting the weight, thereby reducing the BMI.

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    S. Ajrish George*, Naveen Kumar

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    Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technological Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author:   Dr. S. Ajrish George, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Ajrish George*, Naveen Kumar

    Title:A study of evaluation of body mass index and food pattern changes in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November [ Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (68-70)
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    Methodology:Body mass index, Dietary food pattern, Height, Weight, food pattern changes
    Research Materials: 50 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment

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Body mass index Dietary food pattern Height Weight

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