Review Article
Volume 18 Issue 10 - 2019
Self-Esteem Improvement after Orthodontic Treatment
Saja Adel Battayb1*, Sulaiman Jaffar Rummani2, Lama Ayedh Alkahtani3, Abdulmajeed Faisal Allam4, Ali Ayidh Alqahtani3, Abdullah Abid Misiri4, Abdullah Abdulaziz Turkistani5, Mubarak Abdullah Algothmi6, Gala Sharif Osman7 and Ali Naser Ali Naser3
1Department of Orthodontics, King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Dentistry, Elana Dental Center, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
4College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
5College of Dentistry, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Dentistry, Madraka Primary Care Center, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
5Primary Care Center, Ministry of Health, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
5Dental Department, White lvory Dentine Clinic, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Jamal Mohammad Alqahtani, Department of Orthodontics, King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: September 03, 2019; Published: September 26, 2019




Abstract

Patients identified with orthodontic diseases experience several psychological abnormalities such as depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem and bullying from other peers in school and preadolescent age. The abnormalities in teeth, gums, and lips constitute a major role in decreasing self-esteem among those individuals. Patients seek orthodontic therapy not only to restore the normal masticatory process but also for improving the psychological abnormalities associated with facial disfigurement. Current evidence indicated that early treatment of orthodontic diseases has a significant role in increasing the levels of self-esteem among affected patients. Assessing physical and psychological anomalies associated with orthodontic diseases in early age is critical to allow normal physical and mental growth.

Keywords: Orthodontic; Self-Esteem; Review

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Citation: Jamal Mohammad Alqahtani., et al. “Self-Esteem Improvement after Orthodontic Treatment”. EC Dental Science 18.10 (2019): 2462-2466.

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