Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment

Jamilian A, Darnahal A, Eslami S, Kiaee B, Kamalee Z, Perillo L. The Relationship between Orthodontic Treatment Need and Oral Health Related Quality of Life of School Children. STOMA. EDUJ (2015), 2 (1), 44-50



The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different orthodontic treatment needs on the oral health-related quality of life of young people aged 15-17


684 (343 boys and 341 girls) school children aged 15 to 17 years were selected at random from 12 schools to represent the four main areas of Tehran. Malocclusion of the subjects was determined with the Dental Health Component (DHC) of Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). Participants also completed the shortened version Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14). Chi-Square test was used to analyze the data


41 of the subjects had previous orthodontic treatment or were being treated at the time of study. 413, 172, and 58 of the subjects had little or no, borderline, and actual need for orthodontic treatment, respectively. Orthodontic treatment need significantly affected all daily activities in both male and female subjects


Malocclusion has a negative impact on both physical and psychological aspects of the daily life of subjects who are in definite need for orthodontic treatment

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Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

About Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

Dr. Jamilian, an orthodontist, has a specialized fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial abnormalities and is a professor in the orthodontics department of the Dentistry School of the Islamic Azad University. He is member of Iranian and European Board of Orthodontics (EBO) and is a member of the Iranian, American and European Orthodontists Association.

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