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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 6
First page : ( 1641) Last page : ( 1644)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00288.8

Relationship and correlation between lower anterior crowding and collective mesiodistal width of mandibular central incisors-An In vitro study

Gayathri M.1,*, Arun A.V.2

1Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

2Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: arthimohan2010@gmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.

Abstract

Objective

To determine whether the mesiodistal width of the mandibular incisors is factor contributing to lower anterior crowding.

Materials and methods

Mandibular casts of 100 patients from the Orthodontics department, Saveetha dental college are to be taken and the mean collective mesiodistal width of the mandibular central incisors are calculated and compared with the littles irregular index value for that cast.

Results

No correlation was found between the collective mesiodistal width and crowding of lower anterior teeth.

Conclusion

The mesiodistal width of lower anterior teeth does not contribute to crowding.

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Keywords

Mandibular anterior, Littles irregularity index, Crowding, Mesiodistal width, Correlation.

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