Preference of Orthodontic Treatment versus Orthognathic Surgery in class III Malocclusion Cases: A Questionnaire Survey
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3042-3048
AbstractAim: The purpose of our research was to evaluate the preference of treatment strategy
amongst the orthodontists about class III malocclusion correction.
Methodology: A questionnaire survey for over a period of 1 year amongst 12 orthodontists
working for over 2 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: Orthodontists 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.
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