Socio-demographics of adult orthodontic visits in the United States.

@article{Whitesides2008SociodemographicsOA,
  title={Socio-demographics of adult orthodontic visits in the United States.},
  author={Joseph Whitesides and Nicholas M. Pajewski and Thomas Gerard Bradley and Anthony M. Iacopino and Christopher E Okunseri},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={489.e9-14}
}
INTRODUCTION Population-based studies in orthodontics have focused on differences between normative and perceived needs. However, information from national data on the prevalence of orthodontic visits and their associated factors in adults in the United States is scarce. We examined the demographic profile of likely adult users of orthodontic services and whether there is racial and ethnic disparity in orthodontic visits. METHODS We analyzed data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey… CONTINUE READING

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