2020, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part A
Evaluation for prevalence of malocclusion among adults and need for orthodontic treatment: A cross sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. K Abhirami and Dr. G Valli
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to find the percentage of prevalence of malocclusion and the type of occlusal trait from urban –rural population of age group 17-23 in a college in Coimbatore district.
Materials and Method: A descriptive cross -sectional study with purposive sampling method.
Statistical test used: Examinations were computerized and analyzed using statistical package for social science version 24. Chi square test was used for computing statistical significance.
Result: The difference in prevalence of malocclusion in college students from rural and urban area was significant with the prevalence being more in rural population.
Conclusion: Malocclusion is widely spread among young adult population with greater prevalence in students from rural area, with Angles class I to be the most predominant type of malocclusion. The type of occlusal trait in rural students was proclination and the urban students had maxillary anterior crowding.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. K Abhirami, Dr. G Valli. Evaluation for prevalence of malocclusion among adults and need for orthodontic treatment: A cross sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(1):13-16.