SKELETAL OPEN BITE-CEPHALOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS USING QUADRILATERAL ANALYSIS

  • Ch. Rehan Qamar
  • Naima Malik
  • Amir Imdad Ali
Keywords: quadrilateral analysis, anterior openbite, Cephalometric characteristics

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the Cephalometric characteristics of skeletal openbite using the quadrilateral analysis to Pakistani male and female patients with anterior open bite and to compare the male and female open bite subjects.

Methodology: The total sample comprised of 80 pretreatment lateral Cephalometric radiographs, seeking treatment in the dept. of orthodontics, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore.

Results: Mean age of the study sample was 17.5 years. Maxillary and mandibular base lengths were significantly smaller in open bite patients. However, the anterior facial height, < Sag, < UF, MxE, MnE, (MaxL+MaxE)/MaxE were greater in open bite patients for both genders. ODI was larger in female open bite patients as compared to males.

Conclusion: Maxillary and mandibular base lengths are smaller in open bite patients than normal occlusion patients. Female openbite sample subjects had a convex profile while males had a straight profile.

Author Biographies

Ch. Rehan Qamar
BDS, FCPS Associate Professor (Orthodontics) Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
Naima Malik
BDS House officer, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
Amir Imdad Ali
BDS, MSc Associate Professor (Oral Surgery) Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore
How to Cite
Qamar, C. R., Malik, N., & Ali, A. I. (1). SKELETAL OPEN BITE-CEPHALOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS USING QUADRILATERAL ANALYSIS. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 1(2), 15-19. Retrieved from https://www.poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/22
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