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Keywords : class II malocclusion

A Comparison of Patients’ Satisfaction after Functional and Camouflage Orthodontic Treatments in cl II Malocclusion

Luay Ali Zaidan; Nisreen M. Saleh

Al- Anbar Medical Journal, 2022, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 37-42
DOI: 10.33091/amj.2022.174529

Background: Functional and camouflage orthodontic treatments in cl II malocclusions are
different treatment methods that are usually used in orthodontic practice. A comparison of
patients’ satisfaction with these two treatment groups is an important tool for the evaluation of
treatment outcomes.
Objectives: We aimed to compare patients’ satisfaction with orthodontic treatment subjectively
(according to the opinion of patients) between functional and camouflage orthodontic treatments
in patients with class II malocclusion.
Materials and methods: The sample of the study was formed from individuals whose treatments
were finished between February 2017 and July 2020 at the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty
of Dentistry at Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. A satisfaction questionnaire was used to
evaluate the satisfaction of the patients with the treatment process at the end of their treatment.
The subjects of the study were selected from 2 genders and a total of 146 cases of average age 11-22
years. The research material consists of a satisfaction questionnaire that was given at the time of
treatment end.
Results: The general satisfaction questionnaire score was found to be higher in the patients
who received functional orthodontic treatment (P-value = 0.011). In the subgroups, the total
questionnaire scores among the treatment subgroups were found to be quite similar.
Conclusion: In our study, the satisfaction level of the quality of life questionnaire was found
to be high, while in response to more specific questions on satisfaction, some departments of the
questionnaire found less satisfaction or dissatisfaction in patients.

A Comparison of Arch Width in Adults with Normal Class I Occlusion and Adults with Class II Division1 Malocclusion in Ramadi City

Zena Hekmat Al-Taee

Al- Anbar Medical Journal, 2012, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 75-80
DOI: 10.33091//amj.2012.54781

Aim: The purpose of this study is to compare the arch width between normal class I occlusion and class II div 1 malocclusion in males and females in Ramadi city
Methods and Materials: Fifty-six pairs of study models samples were selected from Ramadi secondary school. The mean age of this group is 18.3±0.7 years. The 56pairs of study are divided into two groups. The first group consists of 28 study models of Class I occlusion.
The samples were divided evenly between the genders (14 females and 14 males). The second group consists of 28 study models of Class lI division1 malocclusion who were equally divided between the genders (14 males and 14 females) Measurements were made directly on upper and lower dental casts with an electronic digital caliper with sharpened tips. The dental arch width was recorded by measure intercanine width, intermolar width and interalveolar width to compare the two groups, the student’s t-test was used with 95% confidence interval.
Results: The present study showed the maxillary intercanine and intermolar width were significant narrower in Class II Division 1 than that in Class I normal occlusion. The maxillary interalveolar widths showed no difference between the two groups. These results suggested that transverse discrepancy in Class II division 1 patients originated from upper posterior teeth and not from the maxillary alveolar base. On the other hand, the mandibular intercanine width was significant larger in Class II, Division 1 than that in Class I normal occlusion . The mandibular intermolar and Interalveolar width were significant larger in Class I normal occlusion subjects.
Conclusion: The arch widths were smaller in Class II, Division 1 malocclusion compared to Class I normal occlusion except mandibular intercanine width and the arch widths were larger in males than that of females.

Case Report: Scrotal Gigantism

Niema H. Al-Heeti

Al- Anbar Medical Journal, 2012, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 81-85
DOI: 10.33091//amj.2012.54782

Background: Scrotal lymph edema is rare outside endemic filariasis regions in Africa and Asia, and of variable causes.
Case presentation: In this report we describe a rare case of penoscrotal lymphedema in Iraq , and surgical technique for correction. We discuss also its etiology and therapeutic approaches. Radical excision of elephantoid tissues and reconstruction with scrotal flaps was performed. Good cosmetic and functional results were obtained with one stage procedure.
Conclusion: Surgery can be successful even in giant scrotal elephantiasis with good cosmetic and functional outcome.