Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 7

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Orthodontic Treatment among Urban and Rural Patients in Nizamabad

Vidya Dhari K1, Mohammed Nehal Naimatullah2, Sirisha Mekala3*, Seelam Prudhvi Das Reddy4, Chadalawada Likhita5 and Manish Pisarla6

1Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, India
2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Al Arif General Hospital Bandlaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3Department of Public Health Dentistry, Private Dental Practitioner, Hyderabad, India
4Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Private Dental Practitioner, Hyderabad, India
5Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala, Eluru, A.P., India
6Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Meghana Institute of Dental Sciences, Nizamabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Sirisha, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Private Dental Practitioner, Hyderabad, India.

Received: May 19, 2023; Published: June 12, 2023

Abstract

Aim: To investigate the knowledge, attitude, and practise of orthodontic treatment among both urban and rural patients.

Methodology: The study employed a structured questionnaire consisting of fifteen questions categorised into three sections. The questionnaire was administered to a sample of 536 orthodontic patients across twelve orthodontic treatment centres. The Likert scale was utilised to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practise. The data underwent a process of being re-evaluated according to positive, neutral, or negative perceptions and subsequently presented at a specific level. The Mann-Whitney U test was employed to examine the variance in perception among urban and rural patients.

Results: Approximately half of orthodontic patients are oblivious of retainers, despite the fact that 85% of patients are well-versed in ongoing orthodontic treatment. 82% of patients are pleased with the treatment outcome, despite the fact that 35% believe that people with braces do not look good, 59% experience lengthy waiting times, 25% believe that the time spent on the procedure is insufficient, and 68% believe that orthodontic treatment is expensive. The majority of patients brush and rinse with greater care, but 28.9% are careless with their braces and 12.0% neglect their appointment dates.

Conclusion: The orthodontic patients residing in Nizamabad exhibit a satisfactory level of knowledge regarding orthodontic treatment. However, their attitude and practise towards the treatment are found to be inadequate. It is imperative for healthcare professionals to provide patients with comprehensive information regarding the use of retainers, while also taking into account factors such as waiting periods, treatment duration, and associated costs.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Fixed Orthodontic Appliance; Orthodontic Patients

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Citation

Citation: Sirisha.,et al. “Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Orthodontic Treatment among Urban and Rural Patients in Nizamabad".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.7 (2023): 19-24.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Sirisha., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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