Table 6: Associations Between Self-Assessment and Professional (Orthodontist) Assessment of Orthodontic Treatment Need According to the Aesthetic Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need

Self-Perceived Need Professional Need (%)
Definite Moderate No Need Total
Definite need 22 (55.0) 8 (20.0) 10 (25.0) 40
Moderate need 15 (22.4) 16 (23.9) 36 (53.7) 67
No need 71 (14.1) 83 (16.4) 351 (69.5) 505
Total 108 107 397 612

X2 = 50.95, df = 4, p =0.00

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