- •Attractiveness is exceptionally relevant among adolescent orthodontic patients.
- •Adolescents expect upsetting dentofacial traits to be corrected by orthodontics.
- •Esthetic self-oriented motivations are influential for adolescents seeking treatment.
- •Parents, professionals, and peers also influence adolescents’ perception.
- •Normal dentofacial status is attached to adolescents’ social and individual aspirations.
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All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest, and none were reported.
This study was financed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP: 2019/21112-8), and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES: 8887.597708/2021-00).
This study has been approved by the School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto (University of São Paulo) Ethics Committee (CAAE: 12157719.5.0000.5419).