Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Proclaination


COMMON CHIEF COMPLAINT OF PATIENT SEEKING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

H. Sruthi; Dr.Arvind S; S2Dr.Sri Rengalakshmi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1128-1133

In the earlier days orthodontics was more focused towards rectifying a malocclusion.But nowadays there is a shift towards maintaining the balance between functional efficiency ,structural balance and esthetic harmony. Understanding the perspective of a patient's orthodontic treatment needs helps in better treatment planning.The aim of this study was to identify the major chief complaint of the patient seeking orthodontic treatment.In this retrospective study records of 900 patients undergoing Orthodontic treatment were obtained .Their chief complaints were screened and were classified into esthetics, pain and functional. Esthetics chief complaints were further subdivided into crowding, proclination and spacing
.Results showed that majority of the patients seek orthodontic treatment for esthetic reasons.Among esthetics crowding was found to be the major chief complaint, followed by proclination and spacing