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LEON QUINTELA, Ayvanka; DUQUE DE ESTRADA BERTOT, María Luisa; RODRIGUEZ REY, Humberto Manuel  and  ALBERTY LOFORTE, Karen. Main risk factors related to the orthodontics treatment cessation for school children, adolescents and young adults. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.6, pp.770-777. ISSN 1029-3019.

An analytic epidemiological, of cases and controls study, to identify the main factors associated to the orthodontics treatment cessation in the Orthodontics Service of "Martires del Moncada" Teaching Provincial Stomatological Clinic in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from September, 2010 to July, 2013. Two groups were formed: the cases, integrated by 193 patients from both sexes that began the orthodontics treatment in 2008 due to malocclusions, and quit it in 2010; and the controls group, conformed by 193 that also began in 2008, but they concluded it in 2010 or 2011. Among the used variables there were: age, sex, school level and missed visits. A prevalence of males (55.4 %), school children treatment cessation (72.0 %), the lowest school level (88.6 %) and the attendance to less than 6 visits (54.9 %) was obtained

Keywords : orthodontics; orthodontics treatment cessation; malocclusion; dental maxillary and facial anomaly; facial aesthetics.

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