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Prevalence of Malocclusion in Mewat District of Haryana: A Cross-sectional Study

Amita Sharma, Tanvi Bihani

Keywords : Cross-sectional study, Malocclusion, Prevalence

Citation Information : Sharma A, Bihani T. Prevalence of Malocclusion in Mewat District of Haryana: A Cross-sectional Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (1):90-93.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2345

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To determine the prevalence of malocclusion in the Mewat district of Haryana. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in government/private schools of Mewat district. A total of 3,042 subjects were selected, age ranging from 11–18 years. Parameters studied were molar relationship, facial profile, overjet, overbite, reverse overjet, open bite, and supernumerary teeth. The Chi-square test was used for calculating the p-value. Results: The prevalence of normal occlusion was seen in 77.4%, Angle's class I malocclusion was present in 13.5%, class II in 7.7%, and class III was seen in 2.8% of the study population which is statistically significant. Straight facial profile was observed in 91%, 7.9% had convex and 1.08% had a concave profile. Increased overjet was present in 33.5% of cases and reverse overjet was seen in 1.08%. The normal overbite was recorded in 70%, increased bite was seen in 29% and the open bite was present in 0.95% of the examined population, supernumerary teeth were seen in 18 children. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of normal occlusion in the Mewati population. The results may provide baseline data for research and planning orthodontic services.

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