Psychosocial Effect of Malocclusion among Sudanese University Dental Students
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amal H Abuaffan
Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontic and Pedodontics
University of Medical Sciences and Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 27, 2015; Accepted date: December 28, 2015; Published date: December 31, 2015
Citation: Elmahgoub FA, Abuaffan AH (2015) Psychosocial Effect of Malocclusion among Sudanese University Dental Students. J Mol Imag Dynamic 5:122. doi:10.4172/2155-9937.1000122
Copyright: © 2015 Elmahgoub FA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Orthodontic treatment, unlike other forms of treatment, depends not only on the clinician, but also on the patients’ point of view. Patients and dentists differ in their evaluation of oral health and the demand for treatment is mostly related to personal concern about appearance and other psychosocial factors. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of orthodontic treatment needs as related to dental health on the oral health-related quality of life of dental students.