Malocclusion, dental aesthetic self-perception and quality of life in a 18 to 21 year-old population: a cross section study

@inproceedings{Claudino2013MalocclusionDA,
  title={Malocclusion, dental aesthetic self-perception and quality of life in a 18 to 21 year-old population: a cross section study},
  author={Dikson Claudino and Jefferson Traebert},
  booktitle={BMC oral health},
  year={2013}
}
BackgroundAesthetic alterations in the face can be self-perceived and can affect quality of life. For young people, physical attractiveness is an important factor affecting social relationships. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of malocclusion, identify the most common types and test its association with oral aesthetic self-perception in 18 to 21 year-old population of male young adults.MethodsA cross-sectional study was carried out involving 138 Brazilian Army soldiers… CONTINUE READING

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