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Introduction: Orthodontic treatment is usually perceived as a lengthy treatment as average treatment time usually last more than a year and may go up to even five years. So, in orthodontic practice the optimum treatment result with minimal treatment time should be the goal of clinicians. Treatment duration varies based on different clinico-environmental factors. Hence in this study we aim to evaluate the time required for the orthodontic treatment for the routine malocclusion and the cleft alveolus patients.
Materials & Method: Total 100 cases were randomly selected from the archives of debonded treatment records from the department of orthodontics. The selected cases were equally divided into four different groups: Class I, II, III, Cleft Alveolus. Time required for the completion of the treatment among the four groups was compared. The values were compared using the ANOVA and P value ≤0.05 was taken significant.
Result: Out of the 100 selected cases. There was no statistical significance on treatment duration among male and female subjects (p= 0.933). On the contrary, there was statistical difference on treatment duration among the four groups with the maximum time taken for the class II cases (p=0.001). The average treatment duration for were Class I, II, III, Cleft Alveolus 22, 35, 27 and 29 months respectively.
Conclusion: Orthodontic treatment duration is shorter for class I than other malocclusion. There are significant differences in treatment times for the cleft alveolus and other normal malocclusions. There is no significant difference between the cleft alveolus and the normal malocclusions. The treatment duration is not affected by gender and type of malocclusion.