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Orthodontic Treatment and Psychological Well-being: Clinical Effectiveness – An Update

Last updated: November 21, 2019
Project Number: RA1075-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of orthodontic treatment to improve psychological well-being and increase self-esteem?
  2. What is the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment to prevent suicide in patients with malocclusion?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the use of orthodontic treatment to improve psychological well-being and increase self-esteem?

Key Message

One overview of reviews, four systematic reviews (two with meta-analyses), one randomized controlled trial, and fifteen non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of orthodontic treatment to improve psychological well-being and increase self-esteem.