Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Agreement between orthodontist and patient perception using index of orthodontic treatment need

International Conference on Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

August 08-10, 2016 Toronto, Canada

Attiya Shaikh

Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Anaplastology

Abstract :

The arteriovenous malformations of the scalp consist of abnormally connecting arterial feeding vessels and draining Esthetics governs an important part of our lives today. It is a highly subjective phenomenon which can be effectively assessed using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). A difference in the esthetic perception between the orthodontist and patient is a cause of concern. Similar perceptions allows all to achieve better understanding and towards improved treatment results and better practice. The IOTN index consists of two components. Its subjective component, IOTN-AC, was used for assessment of the agreement between orthodontist and patient perception at pre-orthodontic treatment levels. Its objective component, IOTN-DHC, was correlated with IOTN-AC. This was done to ascertain the accuracy of the perception of the two groups. We conducted a cross- sectional analytical study on patients presenting for initiation of orthodontic treatment. All patients have shown their pretreatment monochrome intraoral frontal photographs. They were assessed by the clinician and patient simultaneously. The clinician also conducted the IOTN-DHC. A correlation and a fair agreement were obtained between orthodontist’s and patient’s perception with more objectivity in orthodontist’s perception. An orthodontist is always better able to compute the presenting condition than the patient due to clinical knowledge. This may become a cause of concern where an orthodontist finds a certain condition to be severe and the patient may not agree to it and may limit their treatment needs.

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