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Volume 7 Issue 12 (December, 2019)

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Prevalence of different pattern of dental malocclusion in children
Uzma Nazir, Navid Wani, Umer Bashir

Background: Malocclusion may cause unpleasant appearance, impaired oral function, speech problems, temporomandibular disorders, increased susceptibility to trauma and periodontal disease. The present study was conducted to assess different pattern of malocclusion in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 120 patients with misaligned teeth of both genders. All patients were thoroughly examined and type of occlusion was recorded. Results: Out of 120 patients, males were 75 and females were 45. We found that 60 patients had class I, 25 had class II div I, 10 had class II div II, 7 had class III, 10 had deep bite and 8 had cross bite. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that malocclusion among children are common. There was predominance of class I malocclusion in children. Key words: Class I malocclusion, Children, temporomandibular disorders.

 
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