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Orthodontic retreatment: positive effects on the patient’s self-esteem and quality of life

Laíze Rosa Pires FREITAS e Dauro Douglas OLIVEIRA

Introduction: An increasing percentage of the world’s population has had access to orthodontic treatment within the last few decades. Consequently, a larger number of patients seeking for correction of their malocclusions, nowadays, present with a history of previous orthodontic therapy. Orthodontists performing retreatments in their practice may have to face additional difficulties, and one of them is treating individuals that may be even more demanding for excellent results and efficient treatments. Objectives: This manuscript discusses the challenges faced when performing orthodontic retreatments. It illustrates a two-phase retreatment of a pre-adolescent and the ortho-surgical retreatment of a young adult with high demands for fast and exceptional results. Finally, this paper elaborates on the positive impacts that these retreatments had on the patients’ self-esteem and quality of life.

Keywords: Quality of life. Oral health. Orthodontic retreatment.

How to cite: Freitas LRP, Oliveira DD. Orthodontic retreatment: positive effects on the patient’s self-esteem and quality of life. Dental Press J Orthod. 2021;26(5):e21bbo5

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