Dental aesthetics, self-awareness, and oral health-related quality of life in young adults.

  title={Dental aesthetics, self-awareness, and oral health-related quality of life in young adults.},
  author={Ulrich Klages and Alad{\`a}r Bruckner and Andrej Zentner},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={26 5},
The aim of the present study was to explore the putative relationship between dental aesthetics and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), taking into consideration the potential direct and moderating influence of private and public self-consciousness. The subjects of this cross-sectional survey were 148 university students. Dental aesthetics were assessed by means of the aesthetic component (AC) of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). OHRQoL was estimated using a modification… CONTINUE READING


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