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Orthodontic Treatment Needs among 9-12 Years Old Children in the Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Ayman Abu-fanas, , Saja Al-ali
Published in SAGE
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pages: 39 - 42
Aim: To assess the orthodontic treatment needs of 9- to 12-year-old children using the index orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) and to determine its association with gender and age. Materials and Methods: One experienced examiner evaluated the IOTN’s Dental Health Component (DHC) and its Aesthetic Component (AC) in 300 individual (167 females and 133 males) with a mean age of 10.0 years who had come for dental check-up to the College of Dentistry of Ajman University of Science and Technology during a certain period of time. A Chi-square test was used to analyze the IOTN results by gender and age. Results: The DHC showed that 44.9% of the children had no or little need while 28.3% were on borderline category, and 26.8% showed a great need for treatment. There was no significant difference between genders according to the DHC grade of the IOTN (P = 0.763). In evaluating the AC, 48.7% were laid in the no-need or little-need category, 31.0% were in the moderate-need, and 20.3% placed in the great-need to orthodontic treatment. Conclusions: The outcomes of this study indicated that one-quarter of the contributed children are in need for orthodontic treatment, crowding and increased over jet were the most common occlusal features.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Advanced Oral Research
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE
ISSN2320-2068; 2320-2076
Open AccessYes
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    Dental health component
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    Aesthetic component
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    Index orthodontic treatment need