Awareness of fake braces usage among Y- Generations

Rohaya Megat Abdul Wahab, Siti Khadijah Hasan, Nor Ermamarsila Mohd Yamin, Zurairah Ibrahim

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A study to investigate the level of fake braces awareness among Y-generations involving 170 students age between 19-25 years old from a government University. A questionnaire was created and validated prior assessment on the students' knowledge on dental health treatment, orthodontic treatment and fake braces. The respondents were females (88%) and 12% were males in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Most of the respondents (99%) concerned about their dental health and knew all dental treatments. Only 71% seek treatment when they have dental problems, 95% of the respondents knew fixed braces treatment but 48% thought the treatment should be provided by an orthodontist. Sixty-one percent of the respondents knew the fake braces from the internet (66%), reading (29%) or while visiting dental clinics (3%). Most of the respondents taught fake braces were cheaper and advanced in style. Only 35% of the respondents aware about the dangerous side effect of fake braces. The students have awareness on dental health and dental treatments provided in Malaysia, but minority are aware of the side effects of wearing fake braces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-666
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Braces
  • Dentistry
  • Youth

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Awareness of fake braces usage among Y- Generations. / Megat Abdul Wahab, Rohaya; Hasan, Siti Khadijah; Yamin, Nor Ermamarsila Mohd; Ibrahim, Zurairah.

In: Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, 01.01.2019, p. 663-666.

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Megat Abdul Wahab, Rohaya ; Hasan, Siti Khadijah ; Yamin, Nor Ermamarsila Mohd ; Ibrahim, Zurairah. / Awareness of fake braces usage among Y- Generations. In: Journal of International Dental and Medical Research. 2019 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 663-666.
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