International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

Survey of Expectations, Motivation and understanding of Orthodontic Treatment and its Outcomes among Patients and Parents in Navi Mumbai Region

Pradnya Korwar

Abstract: Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the patients? and parents? motivation, expectation and understanding of orthodontic treatment; estimate their perceptions and thus influence cooperation in treatment regimens. Materials and methods: This study is based on a self - completed questionnaire survey of new patients who were referred for specialist orthodontic consultation at five private dental clinics in Navi Mumbai region, Maharashtra, India. Patients and parents were asked to respond to separate anonymous questionnaires. A total of 500 questionnaires were issued (250 issued to patients and 250 to parents). The patient questionnaire consisted of 24 questions. The parent questionnaire consisted of 13 questions. Results: The patient and parent questionnaire response rate was 95%.91% of patients were aged between 8 - 16 years; 81% were bothered by the appearance of their teeth. Majority of patients and parents good understanding and had positive mindset to get braces.73% were referred by their general dentist. Participants were inadequately informed on the nature and duration of orthodontic retention. Conclusions: Improvement of facial appearance was the primary motivating factor. General dental practitioner referred the patient for orthodontic treatment in majority of the cases. Patients and parents had good understanding and practical expectations from orthodontic treatment. Understanding of duration and use of retainers was inadequate.

Keywords: orthodontic treatment, motivation, expectations, quality of life and orthodontics, questionnaire

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,

Pages: 724 - 728

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