Unmet orthodontic treatment need in rural Nigerian adolescents.

  title={Unmet orthodontic treatment need in rural Nigerian adolescents.},
  author={Olayinka Donald Otuyemi and Vincent Ifechukwukwu Ugboko and Comfort Ayodele Adekoya-Sofowora and Kizito Chioma Ndukwe},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={25 5},
A survey of orthodontic treatment need was carried out among randomly selected rural Nigerian adolescents using the index of orthodontic treatment need. Altogether, 704 subjects (381 boys and 323 girls) aged 12-18 years (mean 14.8, SD 1.79) were recruited in the study. The results indicated that 12.6% of the population were in objective need of orthodontic treatment. Whilst there was a discrepancy in the proportions of Nigerian adolescents needing orthodontic treatment on aesthetic and dental… CONTINUE READING

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