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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Study cast measurements in the assessment of incisor crowding among patients attending dental clinics in Abha city, Saudi Arabia


Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Sciences, Division of Orthodontics, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Ibrahim Al-Shahrani
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Sciences, Division of Orthodontics, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.180105

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Introduction: Demand for orthodontic treatment is increasing in Saudi Arabia. An observational study was planned to assess the incisor crowding in maxillary and mandibular arch among Saudi males and females reporting to different dental clinics in Abha city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Five hundred and thirty-two study casts of males and females aged between 16 and 35 years without a previous history of extraction of permanent teeth were included in the study. Labiolingual linear displacement of anatomic contact points of each maxillary and mandibular incisor from the adjacent tooth was measured. Right canine mesial aspect to the left canine mesial aspect was examined for five displacements. Results: There was a high prevalence of incisor crowding observed in the study population. Sixty-four percent (342 out of 532) casts showed bi-maxillary crowding, 14% (75 out of 352) showed mandibular, and 8.1% (43 out of 532) showed maxillary crowding. About 13.6% (72 out of 532) of the study population had well-aligned maxillary and mandibular incisors while 86.4% (460 out of 532) had some degree of incisor crowding. Females had more incisor crowding (48.5%-258 out of 532) than males (37.9%-202 out of 532). Conclusion: High prevalence of incisor crowding in Abha region reported in this study necessitates long-term planning and preventive measures for the adolescent population and treatment of the adult population of the Abha city, KSA.


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