Latifa M Alsewailem

Intern, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    The Effect of Bonding Orthodontic Fixed Appliances on the Esthetic Self-Perception in Adults and Adolescents
    Author(s): Omar H Alkadhi*, Haifa E Alsalmi, Lama S Alsaleh, Latifa M Alsewailem and Shiama A Alhawas

    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate esthetic self-perception of individuals with orthodontic fixed appliances using the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study were carried out using a self-reported questionnaire (PIDAQ) which targeted adolescent and adult orthodontic patients divided into two groups; participants undergoing orthodontic treatment with orthodontic fixed appliances (group I) and those seeking orthodontic treatment (group II). The questionnaire was validated using translation-retranslation method and distributed both online and in Riyadh city orthodontics clinics. Scores of PIDAQ were compared between the two groups. Results: 756 responses (120 males and 636 females) were received. Participants aged 12 to 18 years old comprised 13.8% of participants and participants over 18 years old c.. Read More»

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