A Cross-sectional Epidemiological Survey on Prevalence of Malocclusion in Government, Aided and Private School Children of Karnataka

Roopa Siddegowda, Rani. M.S
2013 Universal Journal of Public Health  
Many population surveys have been carried out in different parts of the world with the objective of estimating prevalence of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment needs. Malocclusion is still considered a dental problem in developing country like India and often neglected because more priority is given to the problems of dental caries and periodontal diseases. Most malocclusion cases are still not treated properly because due to ignorance of patients and parents, inadequacy of dental
more » ... of dental resources, lack of dental workforce and many of the other factors that have influenced the availability of services. This survey was formulated to investigate the same and to provide strategies for prevention, corrective treatment and to create awareness of orthodontic treatment.
doi:10.13189/ujph.2013.010312 fatcat:ylipuoqhqrgmzdplwjkakmq3pu