The relationship between normative orthodontic treatment need and measures of consumer perception

N. A. Mandall, J. Wright, F. M. Conboy, K. D. O'Brien

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    Abstract

    Aim: The first aim was to investigate whether there was an association between normative (clinician measured) orthodontic treatment need and the following consumer values, 1) child self-perceived aesthetic need, 2) child self-esteem, 3) oral aesthetic subjective impact score (OASIS). The secondary aim was to investigate whether there was an association between child self-esteem and 1) child self-perceived aesthetic need 2) OASIS. Study type: Prospective, cross-sectional. Sample: A random sample of 439, 11-12 year-old children was selected from schools in Greater Manchester. Method: Normative and child self-perceived orthodontic treatment need were measured using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). The subjects completed questionnaires to measure their self-esteem (Piers Harris) and OASIS score. Results: Children with higher normative IOTN scores had more negative psycho-social impact from their malocclusion (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-6
    Number of pages3
    JournalCommunity Dental Health
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

    Keywords

    • Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need
    • Malocclusion
    • Oral aesthetic impact
    • Psycho-social impact
    • Self esteem

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