Volume : IV, Issue : VII, July - 2015

Assessment of certain socio–demographic and other factors for the need of orthodontic treatment among 7–18 years old children from Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Yulia B. Peeva

Abstract :

Aim: The aim of the study is to determine the socio–demographic and other factors that influence the need of orthodontic treatment. Discussion about orthodontic treatment stresses on the importance of timely information of parents and children. The treatment depends on the clinical assessment of the dentition and a number of factors, the most important of which being health motivation and awareness. The appropriate time for first consultation with a specialist is also of importance. Materials and methods: In this study we have randomly selected children (n=258) and their parents (n=214) from Plovdiv. A cross–sectional study was provided as sociological investigation to evaluate the most common factors influence the need of orthodontic treatment. A questionnaire with 17 questions, divided into five subcategories was distributed among 7– 18 years children. The improvement of the oral health and psycho–social status through timely information and motivation are the benefits sought by the orthodontic treatment.

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Yulia B. Peeva Assessment of certain socio-demographic and other factors for the need of orthodontic treatment among 7-18 years old children from Plovdiv, Bulgaria Paripex‾Indian Journal Of Research, Vol: 4, Issue : 7 July 2015


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