Index of orthodontic treatment need in obese adolescents

Maria Rita Giuca, Marco Pasini, Silvia Caruso, Simona Tecco, Stefano Necozione, Roberto Gatto

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Aim. This case-control retrospective study is aimed at assessing if obese adolescents need more orthodontic treatment in comparison with normal-weight patients of the same age. Methods. The test group included 100 obese subjects (50 males and 50 females; average age: 13.09 ± 1.19 years old) and the control group included 100 normal-weight patients matched for age and sex (50 males and 50 females; average age: 13.07 ± 1.26 years old). Clinical examinations were conducted on dental casts to assess the need of orthodontic treatment, by using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) (DHC, dental health component; AC, aesthetic components). Results. No statistically significant difference (P>0.05) was observed between the two groups with regard to AC. Obese females showed a significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Article number876931
JournalInternational Journal of Dentistry
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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