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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHQOL) in adolescents who sought orthodontic treatment. A comparison between these adolescents and their age-matched peers who were not seeking orthodontic treatment provided an assessment of the role of OHQOL in treatment seeking. METHODS The sample consisted of 225(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL) in children undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment and compare it to that of two groups not receiving treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred eighty-four subjects aged 12-15 years were followed for 2 years; 87 were undergoing treatment at a university clinic (TG), 101 were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present work was to systematically review the literature and identify all peer-reviewed papers dealing with etiological and risk factors associated with bruxism. DATA SOURCES Data extraction was carried out according to the standard Cochrane systematic review methodology. The following databases were searched for randomized(More)
Objective: To evaluate the esthetic perception of different appliances by Brazilian lay adults and its influence in the attributed value of orthodontic treatment, considering evaluators’ socioeconomic status, age and gender. Methods: Eight different combinations of orthodontic appliances and clear tray aligners were placed in a consenting adult with(More)
The decision on whether starting an orthosurgical treatment depends on the negative esthetic, functional and social impact the dentofacial deformity has on the quality of life of each patient. The objective of this article is to demonstrate the importance of assessing the quality of life of these individuals by means of applying specific questionnaires(More)
AIM To assess the orthodontic treatment need of 12-year-old Brazilian school children using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). METHODS One experienced examiner evaluated the IOTN's dental health component (DHC) and its esthetic component (EC) in 1,182 individuals from 50 randomly selected state schools of Rio de Janeiro. He also requested(More)
The Tweed-Merrifield directional force technique is a useful treatment approach for a patient with a Class II malocclusion with dentoalveolar protrusion. The purpose of this case report was to present the diagnosis and treatment descriptions of a patient with an Angle Class II malocclusion complicated by tooth losses, severe dentoalveolar protrusion, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the interrelationships between factors involved in orthodontic treatment seeking by children aged 12-15 years. SETTING State funded orthodontic clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a nearby public school. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-four(More)