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Assessment of Oral Health-related Quality of Life among Patients Who have Undergone Orthodontic Treatment in Navi Mumbai

Samridhi Vyas, Madhura Pednekar, Vaibhav Thakkar, Divij Joshi, Sabita Ram, Rachna Darak, Prathamesh Fulsundar

Keywords : OHRQoL, Oral health-related quality of life, Orthodontic treatment, Questionnaire study

Citation Information : Vyas S, Pednekar M, Thakkar V, Joshi D, Ram S, Darak R, Fulsundar P. Assessment of Oral Health-related Quality of Life among Patients Who have Undergone Orthodontic Treatment in Navi Mumbai. World J Dent 2022; 13 (2):161-165.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1908

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: The study aimed to assess the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment at a dental institute in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was carried out composed of two sets of OHIP-14 [Oral Health Impact Profile] questionnaires, former during the first month of treatment and the latter after the termination of the said treatment. In total 153 individuals between the age group of 15–30 years old who were eligible and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria from a dental institute in Navi Mumbai from June 2017 to May 2018 participated in the study. Results: All fields of the OHIP-14 questionnaire namely functional limitations, physical pain, psychological discomfort, physical disabilities, psychological disabilities, social disabilities, and handicapped showed a highly significant decrease in the OHRQoL score post orthodontic therapy [p< 0.001].The highest decline with 78.45% of individuals was noted in the field of physical pain. Conclusion: Orthodontic treatment can have a great positive influence on the quality of life. Although‚ orthodontic treatment might be associated with some problems and discomforts at the beginning and during the procedure but by the completion of the treatment, all of the quality of life domains show improvement. Clinical significance: This information from this study can be used for “informed consent,” which may increase patients’ cooperation as they are aware of what is to be expected during orthodontic treatment.

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