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Prevalence of Malocclusion Traits in Saudi Males Seeking Orthodontic Treatment in Najran in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed M Alassiry

Citation Information : Alassiry AM. Prevalence of Malocclusion Traits in Saudi Males Seeking Orthodontic Treatment in Najran in Saudi Arabia. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (6):686-690.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2859

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: To study the prevalence of different malocclusion traits in Najran in Saudi adolescents and adults seeking orthodontic treatment in Najran in Saudi Arabia. Materials and methods: Two hundred and fifty male patients in the age group of 12–35 years who visited faculty of dentistry in Najran University for orthodontic treatment were examined and were divided into two age groups, adolescents and adults. The patients were examined and classified into Class I, Class II, and Class III malocclusions. They were also examined for overjet, overbite, open bite, crossbite, scissor's bite, crowding, and spacing. Results: The prevalence of Angle's malocclusion Classes I, II, and III was 52.8%, 31.6%, and 15.6%, respectively. The most common anomaly was moderate overbite followed by lateral open bite. Posterior crossbite was found to be more prevalent than anterior crossbite. Conclusion: Angle's Class I malocclusion was most prevalent type, followed by Class II, and then Class III. Clinical significance: The findings of this study can be used to formulate an appropriate preventive and orthodontic treatment measures pertaining to the population of adolescent and adult Saudi males.

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