Shahad Alotaibi

Orthodontic Resident at King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Self-Perceived Dental Esthetics and Orthodontic Treatment Need
    Author(s): Amjad Alotaibi*, Shahad Alotaibi, Mohammed AL Barashi, Maysaa Khojah and Mona Rajeh

    Introduction: Individual’s concerns about dental esthetics is an essential factor influencing the psychosocial aspect of seeking orthodontic treatment. Objectives: To explore the self-perceived dental esthetics of adult individuals and to evaluate their subjective orthodontic treatment needs on esthetic grounds. Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study utilized a self-administered questionnaire distributed among a random sample of the general population. A total of 1014 participants (737 female, 277 male) completed the questionnaire, which included Aesthetic Component of Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (AC-IOTN) and Oral Aesthetics Subjective Impact Score (OASIS). Results: Spearman correlation test revealed a statistically significant relationship between the OASIS and the AC-IOTN (r=0.37, P=0.005). The positive associ.. Read More»

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