An assessment of oral health related quality of life in orthodontics patients with micro-implant: A pilot study Conference Paper uri icon


  • <p class="AbstractContent"><strong>Objective</strong>: The purpose of this study was to assess Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHQoL) among orthodontic patients who had micro-implants.</p><p class="AbstractContent"><strong>Methods</strong>: This pilot study involved a total of sixteen orthodontics patients. The samples were selected from the postgraduate orthodontic clinic, Faculty of Dentistry Universiti Teknologi MARA. The study consisted of five (31.3%) males and eleven females (68.8%), aged between 18-30 years. The patients were divided equally into two groups (control and titanium alloy micro-implant). The micro-implants had diameter of 1.6mm and length of 8mm. Eight patients were treated without using micro-implant for the control group. The micro-implants were inserted by single operator. Cases with higher anchorage requirement were selected for micro-implant placements. The oral health quality of life was assessed by using S-OHIP14 (M) Malay version at two times which is before micro-implant insertion (T₀) and after four weeks’ micro-implant insertion (T₁).</p><p class="AbstractContent"><strong>Results</strong>: There were no significant different found on functional limitation, physical pain, psychological discomfort, physical disability, psychological disability, social disability and handicap domains of OHIP-14 between the study group and control group (P&gt;0.05).</p><p class="AbstractContent"><strong>Conclusion</strong>: This pilot study showed that orthodontic treatment with micro-implants will not worsen the OHQoL of orthodontic patients and orthodontic patients without micro-implant perceived as having a similar level of OHQoL.</p>

publication date

  • 2016