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Article: Occlusion and orthodontic treatment demand among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong.

TitleOcclusion and orthodontic treatment demand among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=239
Citation
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 2009, v. 7 n. 1, p. 83-91 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the occlusion, the demand for orthodontic treatment and the reasons for this among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was used to study previous orthodontic experience and to evaluate the orthodontic treatment demand and the reasons for this in Chinese university students. Among those who had no orthodontic treatment, 120 participants were invited for an occlusal assessment. Their treatment need was graded using the index of orthodontic treatment need. RESULTS: A total of 240 students, aged 18 to 27 years, completed the questionnaire survey. Thirty-one students (13%) had orthodontic treatment. Sixty-seven (28%) students had orthodontic treatment demand, and their common reasons were to improve appearance (78%), self-image (36%), self-confidence (34%) as well as to follow parental advice (24%). The reasons for those students who would not consider having orthodontic treatment included no perceived need (64%), long treatment time (18%) and high treatment fee (14%). All 120 invited participants who had no orthodontic treatment attended the occlusal assessment. One-fifth had a normal occlusion. Most malocclusions were manifested as Angle Class I (48%) followed by Class III (21%) malocclusion. Fifty-six students (47%) had moderate and 40 students (33%) had 'great' or 'extremely great' treatment need. CONCLUSIONS: The most prevalent malocclusion among this group of Chinese young adults was Angle Class I malocclusion. Although the majority of the Chinese young adults had malocclusion with a high treatment need, their demand for orthodontic treatment was relatively low. Apart from consideration of dental health needs, the common reasons for orthodontic treatment demand were influenced by the desire for improvement in appearance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57976
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoy, BHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:21:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:21:43Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationOral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 2009, v. 7 n. 1, p. 83-91en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1602-1622en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57976-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the occlusion, the demand for orthodontic treatment and the reasons for this among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was used to study previous orthodontic experience and to evaluate the orthodontic treatment demand and the reasons for this in Chinese university students. Among those who had no orthodontic treatment, 120 participants were invited for an occlusal assessment. Their treatment need was graded using the index of orthodontic treatment need. RESULTS: A total of 240 students, aged 18 to 27 years, completed the questionnaire survey. Thirty-one students (13%) had orthodontic treatment. Sixty-seven (28%) students had orthodontic treatment demand, and their common reasons were to improve appearance (78%), self-image (36%), self-confidence (34%) as well as to follow parental advice (24%). The reasons for those students who would not consider having orthodontic treatment included no perceived need (64%), long treatment time (18%) and high treatment fee (14%). All 120 invited participants who had no orthodontic treatment attended the occlusal assessment. One-fifth had a normal occlusion. Most malocclusions were manifested as Angle Class I (48%) followed by Class III (21%) malocclusion. Fifty-six students (47%) had moderate and 40 students (33%) had 'great' or 'extremely great' treatment need. CONCLUSIONS: The most prevalent malocclusion among this group of Chinese young adults was Angle Class I malocclusion. Although the majority of the Chinese young adults had malocclusion with a high treatment need, their demand for orthodontic treatment was relatively low. Apart from consideration of dental health needs, the common reasons for orthodontic treatment demand were influenced by the desire for improvement in appearance.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=239en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofOral health & preventive dentistryen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshCuspid - pathology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshMalocclusion - classification - therapy-
dc.subject.meshOrthodontics, Corrective - economics-
dc.titleOcclusion and orthodontic treatment demand among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH:chchu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, EC:hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityLo, EC=rp00015en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros155427-
dc.identifier.volume7en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage83en_HK
dc.identifier.epage91en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000207968700012-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChu, CH=7404345729en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChoy, BH=30067574700en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLo, EC=7101705982en_HK

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