Psychological impact of self-image dissatisfaction after orthognathic surgery: a case report.

@article{Pavone2005PsychologicalIO,
  title={Psychological impact of self-image dissatisfaction after orthognathic surgery: a case report.},
  author={Ilaria Pavone and Alessandra Rispoli and Alessandro Acocella and Anthony A. Scott and Paolo Nardi},
  journal={World journal of orthodontics},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          141-8
        }
}
AIMS The number of patients who need treatment for dentofacial abnormalities has increased over the past 30 years. Facial alterations can influence both the patient's self-confidence and his interpersonal relationships, possibly generating emotional or physical handicaps. This qualitative study discusses a patient's psychological dissatisfaction with a postoperative outcome, despite the esthetic and functional success of the treatment. METHODS The Oral Health Status Questionnaire, Post… CONTINUE READING
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