A Comparison of Patients’ Satisfaction after Functional and Camouflage Orthodontic Treatments in cl II Malocclusion
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2022, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 37-42
AbstractBackground: 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
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
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.
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