Application of IOTN and DAI indices for assessment in need of orthodontic treatment

Radeska, Ana and Jankulovska, Mira and Gjorgievska, Elizabeta and Carceva-Salja, Sofija (2019) Application of IOTN and DAI indices for assessment in need of orthodontic treatment. Македонски стоматолошки преглед. ISSN 2545-4757

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Communication in human population is realized through the appearance, symmetry and regularity of the face, which is connected with aesthetics and personal selfesteem. Therefore, there is a need for a beautiful smile in everyday life regardless of the age of the population. Due to the more frequent requirement of patients to improve their smile in everyday clinical practice, therapists face aesthetic requirements of patients, on the one hand and functional balance of the entire facial part, on the other. Our research showed the self-assessment of respondents in stricter terms and criteria in relation to the obtained objective finding. The positive correlation between the DH IOTN and the DAI index was confirmed, but it also proved that the degree of malocclusion assessed by the DH component of the IOTN does not correlate with the degree of self-assessment of the subjects through the AC (aesthetic) component of the IOTN index. An important segment in the self-evaluation of the respondents for their "orthodontic anomaly" depends on the level of education of the parents. Respondents with highly educated parents were more critical in selfassessment compared to respondents who indicated high or low education of their parents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Sandra Atanasova
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 09:55
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 09:55

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