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Odontoestomatología

versão impressa ISSN 0797-0374versão On-line ISSN 1688-9339

Resumo

COSIO DUENAS, Herbert; SAYA MASIAS, Jan Mely; LOAIZA CARRASCO, Raquel Mónica  e  LAZO OTAZU, Liceth. Need for orthodontic treatment in schoolchildren aged 11 to 12 at the Mariscal Gamarra Educational Institution in the city of Cusco - Peru, 2019. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.36, pp.25-33.  Epub 01-Dez-2020. ISSN 0797-0374.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22592/ode2020n36a4.

Objective:

To describe the need for orthodontic treatment in its dental and aesthetic health components in schoolchildren aged 11 to 12 at the Mariscal Gamarra Educational Institution of Cusco - Peru, 2019.

Materials and methods:

The sample consisted of 142 schoolchildren from a public school. The Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) was used with the two components; the Dental Health Component, determined by the dentist, and the Aesthetic Component, as perceived by the patient.

Results:

According to the results, 15.49% did not need any treatment, 33.10% had a slight need for treatment, and 28.87% a moderate need for treatment in the Dental Health component; 74.65% presented no need for treatment in the Aesthetic Component.

Conclusion:

Almost half the students did not need any treatment as reported after the health professional exam. On the other hand, three out of four students showed no need for orthodontic treatment.

Palavras-chave : malocclusion; dental aesthetics; oral health (DeCS).

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