Article | . 2017 Vol. 17, Issue. 2
A study on the effects of orthodontic treatment on the patient’s social life and self esteem



Department of Dental Hygiene, Shin-han University1




2017.. 203:213


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A study investigated the effect that a dental orthodontics treatment has on the social life and self-worth perceived by the patient. The study was conducted to collect information on patients worried about dental orthodontics in later life. A survey was conducted on patients with dental orthodontics living in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, from December, 2016. Of the collected 200 aquatic samples, 182 were used for the analysis, corresponding to 91% of the collected data, while excluding 18 insufficient responses. Results: The difference in self-worth and perceived social life before and after dental orthodontic treatment were investigated. Self-worth increased by 0.53 points after dental orthodontics treatment. Perceived social life increased by 0.81 points after dental orthodontics treatment. The relationship between self-worth and perceived social life after dental orthodontics treatment was found to be closely correlated. The study provides information on people hoping for treatment in accordance with the insurance benefits that should be offered.



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