The individual’s awareness of malocclusion, like the
necessity for orthodontic treatment, seems to be different at different ages,
as observed in orthodontic referrals. The information originating by
orthodontist and proposed to the patient may be filled in writing and in oral
form. The contemporary world requires that it can appear on-line, too. The aim of
the study is to define the gap of children and parents awareness and motivation
for orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: We have randomly selected parents (n = 214) and their children (n = 258) from Plovdiv at 2012. The inquiry contains
questions designed to provide socio-demographic characteristics, the role of
orthodontist and both importance of social media for the awareness in
orthodontics. Results: Gender
is not a factor for the parents awareness
on the qualifications and skills of orthodontists (P > 0.05; c2 = 4.71, df = 3) but
statistics shows significant difference in the group of orthodontist regarding
the necessary motivation of patients (P < 0.05; c2 = 12.85).
The benefits are complex
and diverse, according to the perceptions of parents (P < 0.05; c2 = 29.60, df = 1). Mothers have a greater awareness than fathers (P = 0.027; c2 = 14.23, df = 6), but fathers take significant
involvement in the payment of orthodontic services.
Patient consent may be helpful to anticipate the problems that might arise during treatment.
The cooperation of the patient is the only
significant factor that orthodontists comply. The benefits of orthodontic
treatment are complex and diverse, according to the perceptions of parents.
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