Dental aesthetic self-perception and desire for orthodontic treatment among school children in Benin City, Nigeria.

@article{Ajayi2011DentalAS,
  title={Dental aesthetic self-perception and desire for orthodontic treatment among school children in Benin City, Nigeria.},
  author={Emmanuel Olubusayo Ajayi},
  journal={Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
BACKGROUND The availability of information on the individual perception of own's dental appearance and desire to uptake orthodontic treatment is of importance in the planning of orthodontic care within a population. OBJECTIVE The subjective assessment of personal dental appearance and desire for orthodontic treatment was appraised among Nigerian children. METHODS The study was conducted among 91 school children (33 boys, 58 girls) aged 12 years old in Benin City, south-southern region of… CONTINUE READING

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