Document Type : Research Article
Aim: The purpose of our research was to evaluate the preference of treatment strategy
amongst the dental professionals about class III malocclusion correction.
Methodology: A questionnaire survey for over a period of 1 year amongst 260 dental
professionals working for over 5 years. They were asked about their preference of
treatment strategies for carrying out correction of class III malocclusion cases. Their
experience of relapses, patient satisfaction as well as difficulty in handling such cases was
also recorded. Descriptive statistical analysis was carried out for assessing the data
recorded with the help of SPSS 25.0.
Results: Dental professionals were of divided opinion regarding the treatment strategy for
class III malocclusion. However, most of them were of the view that orthodontic treatment
had more relapses as compared to orthognathic surgery combined with orthodontic
therapy, which was statistically significant as well (p=0.035).
Conclusion: Most of the survey participants were of opinion that combined treatment with
surgery first approach; will improve the facial profile of the patients drastically.