A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY SOCIAL PERCEPTIONS OF ADULTS WEARING ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2108-2111
AbstractIn this study, young adult orthodontic patients' subjective assessments of their own social competence (SC), intellectual ability (IA), psychological adjustment (PA), and beauty were evaluated. With 260 undergraduates, a cross-sectional analytical questionnaire study was done. Each participant was required to see a single, randomly chosen colour photograph of a young adult girl before making assessments of her personality traits. The same young adult female was depicted in five altered photos: (1) with no appliance, (2) with a fixed stainless steel orthodontic appliance, (3) with a fixed ceramic orthodontic appliance, (4) with a fixed gold orthodontic appliance, and (5) with a clear, colourless aligner. Likert scales were utilised, with higher scores denoting more favourable reviews. The chi-square test was used to analyse the results. For SC and PA, there were no discernible differences in the looks of the various orthodontic appliances. There was a tendency where the transparent aligner or no appliance appearance was viewed as more attractive than the visible buccal fixed appliances. In the absence of additional information, a young adult's perceptions of a young adult's personal traits are influenced by their teeth's look and the design of their orthodontic appliances. This might affect how you choose your orthodontic device.
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