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Estimation of Tooth Size Discrepancies among Different Malocclusion Groups

Narender Hasija, Madhu Bala, Virender Goyal

Keywords : Bolton, Tooth size, Anterior ratio, Overall ratio

Citation Information : Hasija N, Bala M, Goyal V. Estimation of Tooth Size Discrepancies among Different Malocclusion Groups. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (2):82-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1242

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Bolton's ratios help in estimating overbite, overjet relationships, the effects of contemplated extractions on posterior occlusion, incisor relationships and identification of occlusal misfit produced by tooth size discrepancies. Aim: To determine any difference in tooth size discrepancy in anterior as well as overall ratio in different malocclusions and comparison with Bolton's study. Materials and methods: After measuring the teeth on all 100 patients, Bolton's analysis was performed. Results were compared with Bolton's means and standard deviations. The results were also subjected to statistical analysis. Results show that the mean and standard deviations of ideal occlusion cases are comparable with those Bolton but, when the mean and standard deviation of malocclusion groups are compared with those of Bolton, the values of standard deviation are higher, though the mean is comparable.

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