Orthodontic treatment and its impact on oral health-related quality of life in Brazilian adolescents.

@article{Oliveira2004OrthodonticTA,
  title={Orthodontic treatment and its impact on oral health-related quality of life in Brazilian adolescents.},
  author={Cesar Messias de Oliveira and Aubrey Sheiham},
  journal={Journal of orthodontics},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={20-7; discussion 15}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether Brazilian adolescents who had completed orthodontic treatment had lower levels of impacts on their oral health-related quality of life. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING The study was conducted in public and private secondary schools in Bauru-SP, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS 1675 randomly selected adolescents aged between 15 and 16 years. METHODS Adolescents were clinically examined using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). Two oral health-related… CONTINUE READING
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