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Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2020
Article Page : 245-250
Background: The orthodontic objectives are best achieved when the individual is treated as a whole. It is
important to understand the perception of individuals towards the orthodontic procedure.
Objectives: The aim was to evaluate the perception and explore the reasons responsible for the patient
wanting to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire survey was done on 150 individuals reporting to Department of
Orthodontics, IOTN and DAI indices on same individuals were recorded.
Results: Out of 150 individuals, in this study, 44% individuals were the first one to notice malocclusion,
while mothers were the first to notice malocclusion in 34.66% individuals. Most of the individuals expected
positive change in aesthetics and self confidence, improvement in dental health and carrier opportunities
after orthodontic treatment. TMJ disorder, speech problem and chewing problem were noticed by 4
Conclusion: It was concluded that 1) Aesthetics was the main factor for seeking orthodontic treatment
followed by functional needs. Although aesthetics is the prime concern of individuals seeking for
orthodontic treatment, only 12% subjects need indispensible treatment need according to DAI index.
Treatment need differs on aesthetics (DAI) and severity of malocclusion (IOTN). When severity of
malocclusion is taken into account 88% subjects needed little or borderline treatment. On determining
treatment need considering aesthetics 84% subjects needed little or borderline treatment which reflects the
awareness of the people concerned about their aesthetics.
Keywords: Questionnaire survey, Perception towards treatment, IOTN and DAI Index.
How to cite : Patel S N, Bhanat S, Patel R, Patel D, The relationship of severity of malocclusion as assessed by IOTN and DAI indices with perception of individuals towards orthodontic treatment-A Questionnarie study. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2020;6(4):245-250
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