Importance of orthodontics in quality of life
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|Research & Reviews: A Journal of Dentistry
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023
Special Issue Description
A "feeling of well-being generated from satisfaction or discontent with areas of life regarded as significant for an individual" is how the quality of life is defined. The oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), a multidimensional term, is connected to how poorly performing oral health issues affect emotional and functional well-being. According to one definition, "OHRQoL" is "a level of health of oral and related tissues that permits an individual to eat, speak, and engage in social activities without experiencing active disease, discomfort, or humiliation or "a positive sense of dentofacial self-confidence and the absence of detrimental repercussions of oral conditions on social life." Dental care priorities, OHRQoL, and treatment requirements are all thought to be influenced by OHRQoL.
Numerous people's quality of life is significantly reduced by the terrible effects of oral disease and disorders, which are extremely common due to which different facets of life, such as relationships, function, and beauty, may be impacted. Historically, indices like the Decayed, Missing, Filled Index and the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Need (CPITN) index have been used to quantify oral illness. These assess current or prior disease but do not reveal how it affects a person's quality of life. It has only been during the last 10 to 15 years that dentistry has begun to recognize the significance of OHRQoL.
Orthodontists are expected to take responsibility for the effectiveness of orthodontic care and the appropriate utilization of resources. The improvement of a person's OHRQoL and psychological health are cited as justifications for undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Physical attractiveness and social achievement as well as improved self-esteem have been demonstrated to be correlated with one another. According to studies in orthodontics, people with regular dentitions seen in portrait photographs tend to have more favorable personality qualities attributed to them than people with obvious malocclusions.
The majority of measures created in the field of dentistry are not suitable for orthodontic patients. This is primarily because the majority of orthodontic disorders have no symptoms and are more closely tied to aesthetics than to symptoms like pain or discomfort; malocclusion is not a sickness in and of itself, but rather a deviation from an aesthetic standard in a culture.
Additionally, many orthodontic patients are children or young adults, which presents challenges for the use of many OHRQoL metrics. This is especially true of general measures, which may be lengthy, complex, and contain questions that the respondent won't care about.
*Orthodontics *Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) *Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Need (CPITN) index *Filled Index *Malocclusion
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