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Table 5 Comparison between orthodontists and general dentists in malocclusion treatment

From: Clear aligner treatment: different perspectives between orthodontists and general dentists

  Orthodontists (%) General dentists (%) P value*
Treated cases
 (n = 143) Class I spacing 76 70 0.4726
 (n = 165) Class I crowding 91 68 0.0002
 (n = 118) Class I deep bite 64 51 0.1460
 (n = 90) Class I open bite 51 32 0.0462
 (n = 105) Class II deep bite 57 46 0.2190
 (n = 63) Class II open bite 34 27 0.3907
 (n = 46) Class III deep bite 25 19 0.4132
 (n = 38) Class III open bite 22 11 0.1232
Crowding (mm) (n = 185)    0.9878
 (n = 48) 1–3 mm 25 28  
 (n = 91) 4–6 mm 50 47  
 (n = 24) 7–9 mm 13 13  
 (n = 22) > 10 mm 12 13  
  1. *P value from chi-squared tests