Waheed Ul Hamid, Saad Asad.
Prevalence of skeletal components of Malocclusion using Composite Cephalometric analysis.
Pak Oral Dental J Jan ;23(2):137-44.

The purpose of this study was to find out the prevalence of skeletal components of malocclusion using composite cephalometric analysis. Cephalograms of a total of 100 patients were assessed. Patients who were selected had the following characteristics. Adult patients, all teeth present except 31 molars, no supernumerary or retained tooth and no transverse skeletal discrepancy. The mean age of the sample was 18.28 years. 61 % females and 39% were male patients.The results were as follows; Skeletal Class 11 was the most common antero-posterior malocclusion (47%). Among vertical malocclusions the most common was the skeletal open bite (38%) Bimaxillary proclination was the most common dental cephalometric finding (48%) Patients with orthognathic profile & competent lips were most common (34%) Components of various skeletal malocclusions were also assessed. Vertical growth pattern, dental inclinations, lip competency and profile of the patients were assessed in relation with sagital relationship. Identification of prevalence of malocclusion using cephalometrics seems to be an important method as it includes skeletal component of malocclusion.

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