Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Adult patients treated at the Department of Jaw Orthopaedics, Medical University of Lublin

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 4, Pages 406-410

Monika Smyl-Golianek, Mansur Rahnama,
Izabella Dunin-Wilczyńska, Ewa Krochmalska

Department of Jaw Orthopaedics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland


DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.4/a.12

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to make an overview of the age, sex and malocclusion of adult patients admitted to the Department of Jaw Orthopaedics, Medical University of Lublin in the years 1995-2009. In the 15 years under study, the orthodontic treatment was started by 8892 patients, including 642 patients above 18 years of age, which constituted 7.2% of the total number of patients treated during that period. The most numerous group was the group of 20-24 year-old subjects, whereas the least numerous was that including 35 year-olds. Women undertook orthodontic treatment decidedly more often - 69.8% of patients. In the years 1995-2009 adults from the Lublin region made up a small percentage of orthodontic patients treated in the Department of Jaw Orthopaedics (only 7.22%). Young adults (average age 22.9 years) prevail in the group of adult patients who decided on treatment. Women decide to start orthodontic treatment more frequently than men (69.8%). The main reason why both men and women decided on orthodontic treatment was dental abnormalities (52.5%).

Keywords

orthodontic treatment, adult patients, malocclusion

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