Psychological and social effects of orthodontic treatment

  title={Psychological and social effects of orthodontic treatment},
  author={Judith E. N. Albino and Sandra D. Lawrence and Lisa A. Tedesco},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
Adolescents with commonly occurring forms of malocclusion often are presumed to be at risk for negative self-esteem and social maladjustment. A randomized control group design was used to assess the psychosocial effects of orthodontic treatment for esthetic impairment. Ninety-three participants, 11 to 14 years old, with mild to moderate malocclusions, were randomly assigned to receive orthodontic treatment immediately or after serving as delayed controls. A battery of psychological and social… CONTINUE READING

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