A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ASSESSING THE LIP COMPETENCY OF PATIENTS WHO UNDERWENT ORTHODONTIC THERAPY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1970-1979
AbstractClinical photography is essential to evaluate craniofacial and dental relationships. It can be used to assess soft tissue profiles changes in the long run. The study aims at assessing the lip competency of patients who underwent orthodontic therapy using preadjusted edge wise appliance. The retrospective study was carried out by collecting the Frontal and Profile views of photographs taken for the patients who underwent long- term fixed appliance therapy. It was seen that 41 patients had undergone Orthodontic therapy. Excel tabulation of the data was done followed by the results that were obtained after SPSS analysis. The statistical test performed was the chi-square test. 36.59% of patients with incompetent lips had undergone orthodontic therapy. 36.59% of patients in the age group of 21-30 had competent lips and 19.51% of the patients of the same age had incompetent lips. It was seen that during pretreatment,majority of frequency of the competent (39.02%) as well as incompetent (29.27%) lips were seen in females as compared to male patients. Chi square test shows p value >0.05, non significant association. Thus it was observed that all the patients were found to have competent lips after completion of orthodontic therapy.
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