International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part B
Malocclusion and occlusal traits among adolescents in Kashmiri population: An epidemiological study
AUTHOR(S): Syed Zameer Khurshaid, Rameez Hassan, Mudasir Yaqoob and Gurdev Singh Bali
Malocclusion is an occlusion in which there is malrelation between the arches in any three planes of space or in which there are anomalies in tooth position beyond the limits of acceptable norms. Although dental malocclusion is not a life threatening condition, the psychosocial distress, impaired mastication and poor periodontal conditions associated with it, need to explore the prevalence of malocclusion in different ethnic groups. Regarding the fact that till date no data has been recorded, on the prevalence of malocclusion in the valley of Kashmiri.
Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted on 1800 children aged between 12-18 years. The classification used to record the malocclusion was Ackermann-Profit.
Results: A sample of 1800 subjects was examined out of which 1012(56.22%) were males and 788(43.77%) were females. (81.85%) subjects had class I molar relationship, 290(16.05%) subjects had class II molar relationship and 38(2.1%) subjects had class III molar relationship.
Conclusion: 81.85%subjects had class I molar relationship, 16.05% subjects had class II molar relationship and 2.1% subjects had class III molar relationship.
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How to cite this article:
Syed Zameer Khurshaid, Rameez Hassan, Mudasir Yaqoob, Gurdev Singh Bali. Malocclusion and occlusal traits among adolescents in Kashmiri population: An epidemiological study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(1):94-98.