- 1.1. There was no significant difference in body-image and self-concept satisfaction or importance between prospective orthodontic patients and the population sample.
- 2.2. There was no significant difference in body-image and self-concept satisfaction or importance between prospective orthodontic patients and orthodontic patients in retention.
- 3.3. There was a significant difference between prospective orthodontic patients' self-concept importance and their mothers' perception of self-concept importance. These teen-agers placed more emphasis on their self-concept than did their mothers.
- 4.4. There was no significant difference between any of the groups in body-image and self-concept satisfaction or importance with change in age (11 to 16 years).
- 5.5. Girls scored significantly lower in both body-image and self-concept satisfaction than did the boys at these ages (11 to 16 years).
- 6.6. Patients with Class III malocclusion scored significantly lower than the other malocclusion groups in all categories of body-image and self-concept satisfaction and importance.
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