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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3, Oct-Jan 2013

Pages: 58-62

REASONS FOR SEEKING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN QASSIM REGION: A PILOT STUDY

Author: Ahmed Al Fawzan

Category: Original Research

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Perceived needs of patients should be taken into consideration before commencing orthodontic treatment to increase chances of mutually satisfying result for both the orthodontist and the patient. This pilot survey was conducted to determine the reasons and the factors which motivate patients to seek orthodontic treatment in Qassim region. A structured questionnaire was distributed to 205patients who were undergoing orthodontic treatment in 5 private clinics in 4 cities of Qassim region. 202 questionnaires were returned and analyzed. The desire to have a better appearance was cited by the majority of patients as the main reason (86 %) for seeking orthodontic care.53% of the patients sought the orthodontic care at their own will. About 80% of the study subjects expected that the orthodontic treatment will enhance their self-confidence and social interaction. In conclusion, patients seek orthodontic treatment mainly to enhance facial esthetics, self-confidence and social acceptability.

Keywords: Orthodontic treatment, reasons.

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