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Comparative cephalometric study of Class II division 1 malocclusion between Lithuanian and Jordanian females
Baher Adli Bader, Arunas Vasiliauskas, Ahmad Salim Qadri
The Class II malocclusions have a strong hereditary component as etiologic factor, both in families and in ethnic and racial groups. The purpose of this study to compare skeletal and dentoalveolar morphology in Class II division I malocclusion of Lithuanian and Jordanian females. The sample consisted of 60 standardized lateral cephalograms (30 Jordanian 30 Lithuanian). The mean age of the subjects was 14.8±1.11 years. Criteria for cephalometric comparison were 5 linear and 10 angular cephalometric variables. Repeating landmark identification tested reproducibility of the measurements. Unpaired t-test was performed to assess the difference of malocclusion between both groups. Results considered to be statistically significant when p≤0.05.
Results showed that Lithuanian females had reduced vertical skeletal relationship in their Class II division 1 malocclusion, while Jordanian females characterized by increased vertical relationship. Dentoalveolar measurements showed a significant proclination of the mandibular incisors in Jordanian females compared with Lithuanians.
Key words: Class II division I malocclusion; Cephalometrics.
Received: 11 01 2008
Accepted for publishing: 26 03 2008
1Clinic of Orthodontics, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
Baher Adli Bader1- D.D.S., postgraduate student
Address correspondence to Dr. Arunas Vasiliauskas, Clinic of Orthodontics, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lukðos-Daumanto 6, Kaunas, Lithuania.