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Volume 5 Issue 12 (December, 2017)

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Assessment of Patient’s Personal Satisfactory Levels with Orthodontic Therapy
Ritesh Gupta, Mamta Sharma, Satvinder Singh

Objective: To examine the satisfaction level of patients with their orthodontic treatment and problems faced at the Department of Orthodontics. Materials and Methods: This epidemiological investigation was conducted among 452 subjects. Among all 272 cases were treated and rest (180) were undergoing orthodontic procedure. All were interviewed regarding the experiences and satisfactory level. The data was collected on excel sheet and analyzed by SPSS 16.0 software. Student’s t test and ANOVA test were used to analyze data. Results: Dentists (29.1%) mostly motivated the subjects for undergoing orthodontic treatment followed by friends (25.2%), and parents (20.7%). Mostly patients faced poor aesthetics (19.2%) due to wires and brackets as the chief complication. Long treatment duration (15.4%) was also one of the key factors for creating hindrance. Female patients had significantly high level of satisfaction as compared to male subjects. Similarly significant results were found among treated and those who were undergoing treatment. Conclusion: Most of the participants noted their dental irregularities by dentists. There were many problems commonly seen in this study, still patients are satisfied.
Keywords: Orthodontic treatment needs; reasons; experiences; satisfaction

Correspondence Address: Dr Ritesh Gupta, Orthodontic Dental surgeon, Indira Gandhi Govt Dental College Jammu, India

This article may be cited as: Gupta R, Sharma M, Singh S. Assessment of Patient’s Personal Satisfactory Levels with Orthodontic Therapy. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2017;5(12):22-25.

 
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