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RODRIGUEZ REY, Humberto Manuel; LEON QUINTELA, Ayvanka  and  DUQUE DE ESTRADA BERTOT, María Luisa. Main causes related to the orthodontics treatment cessation by school children and young adults according to types of braces used. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.304-312. ISSN 1029-3019.

An analytic epidemiological cases and controls study was carried out, to identify the main factors associated with the orthodonctics treatment cessation in the Orthodontics Service of "Mártires del Moncada" Teaching Provincial Stomatological Clinic in Santiago de Cuba, from September, 2010 to July, 2013. Two groups were created: the cases group, 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. The odds ratio and confidence intervals were determined at 95% for the factors, as long as they showed the highest force of association when quitting the treatment: the male sex, 6 and more missed visits and 6 and more lost visits due to lack of resources. The main factors that were causally associated with the orthodontics treatment cessation were the school children, the male sex, the lowest school level, removable and functional braces, broken and/or lost removable braces, visits between admission and teeth bracing and lost visits due to lack of resources

Keywords : orthodontics; orthodontics treatment cessation; malocclusion; dentomaxillofacial anomaly; facial cosmetic; broken or lost orthodontics brace.

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