Beneficial effects of orthodontic treatment on quality of life in patients with malocclusion.

  title={Beneficial effects of orthodontic treatment on quality of life in patients with malocclusion.},
  author={Shiori Azuma and Masahiro Kohzuki and Shuichi Saeki and Mayumi Tajima and Kaoru Igarashi and Junji Sugawara},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  volume={214 1},
Patients with malocclusion, especially those in need of surgical correction, have lower health related quality of life (HRQOL) and higher anxiety. We investigated the changes of HRQOL and psychological status following jaw surgery in the patients with facial deformities. Thirty-one adult orthodontic patients admitted to Tohoku University Hospital and diagnosed as malocclusion requiring jaw surgery were recruited for the study. The severity of malocclusion was assessed by Severity Score (SS… CONTINUE READING

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