Document Type : Research Article
Malocclusion is extremely commonplace in the current day individual. And the need or want, to get it corrected has definitely increased over the years owing to an increase in awareness about appearance of self and the others, an increase in inter-personal interactions, far and wide, not only restricted to one’s community and also the social media revolution. Malocclusion definitely leaves some sort of an impact on the psyche of the individual and the effect can range from mild reservations about teeth appearance to debilitating anxiety and self-image issues. It could lead to a deterioration of one’s self esteem. There is also the added factor of considering not only the perception of the self, but also the perception of the community, friends, family and one’s social circle. Orthodontic treatment is said to greatly improve one’s perception of the self, and among their peers. The effects of malocclusion can be determined both quantitatively and qualitatively.