Malocclusion, orthodontic treatment and oral health

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This review looked at both the impact of malocclusion and the impact of orthodontic treatment on oral health. While a large number of studies met the inclusion criteria the heterogeneity of the studies their outcome measures and a a lack of studies to specifically address the questions of this review.

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Orthodontic treatment: does it impact on quality of life?

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A 3-year school-based cohort study found that oral health related quality of life improved in young people over time whether or not they had undergone orthodontic treatment.

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Do I need orthodontic treatment – professionals and patient opinions vary

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The number of orthodontic treatments carried out has risen steadily. The reasons patients and parents seek treatment may well differ  from that of the professional who is likely to prioritise function and occlusion. There are systems that have been used to quantify the severity of malocclusions and orthodontic need in an objective manner one of [read the full story…]