Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research ArticleVolume 5 Issue 5

Weight Loss in Fixed Orthodontic Treatment - A Myth?

Monika Mahajan*

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, HP Government Dental College and Hospital, India

*Corresponding Author: Monika Mahajan, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, HP Government Dental College and Hospital, India.

Received: March 11, 2021; Published: : May 05, 2021

Citation: Monika Mahajan. “Weight Loss in Fixed Orthodontic Treatment - A Myth?”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.6 (2021): 04-10.

Abstract

Aims: The objective of this study is to assess the changes in weight of the patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. Further the aim is to examine the relation between gender of the patient and the change in the weight.

Materials and Methods: A total of thirty five patients, 12 - 25 years old, being treated at Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, were selected. The weight was measured before the start of the treatment as W0 and then for next 10 months after the start of the treament at an interval of 1 month each as W1, W2…..W10.

Statistical Analysis: Weights recorded at W0 were compared to weights from W1 to W10 with the help of Post Hoc and T Test. The statistical significance was set at the level of P < 0.05.

Results: No significant weight change was seen when pretreatment weight was compared to the weight at any of the 10 months. No significant difference was also found when change in weight was compared between male and female subjects.

Conclusion: This study indicates that there is no significant weight change during fixed orthodontic treatment and hence the treatment should be undertaken wherever indicated without the side effect of weight loss.

Keywords: Fixed Orthodontic Treatment; Weight Loss

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Copyright: © 2021 Monika Mahajan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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