Background: An individual’s self‑esteem can depend largely on appropriate facial features, beautiful smile, and well‑aligned teeth. The present study was conducted to assess perception of mother and children in dental esthetics and orthodontic treatment needs. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 254 children in the department of Pedodontics. A questionnaire regarding awareness of the children’s own occlusions, subjective need for treatment, satisfaction with the arrangement and appearance of their teeth, and the importance of well-aligned teeth was asked. The proforma also included the criteria for recording the IOTN, which consisted of both the DHC and the AC. Results: Out of 254 school children, boys were 144 and girls were 110. 40 revealed that yes there was non need of treatment, 32 replied yea there was need of treatment. 65 replied there is no need of treatment. 37 don’t know whether there is need of treatment or not. Most of the children were very happy (48) that there was no need for treatment, 34 were happy, 25 were normal, 14 were unhappy, 11 were very unhappy. Conclusion: Authors found correlation between the subjective need for orthodontic treatment assessed using the index and the objective need perceived by the patient.
Key words: Malocclusion, Orthodontic, Perception
Received: 8 July, 2018 Revised: 12 August, 2019 Accepted: 15 August, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Dheeraj Sharma, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute Of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu; India
This article may be cited as: Sharma A, Sharma D, Sharma M, Sharma A, Chouhan R. Assessment of Perception of Children and Mother for Dental Esthetics and Orthodontic Treatment Needs. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(9): 81-84.