Volume 6 Issue 6 (November - December), 2020

Original Articles

Assessment of prevalence of midline diastema and different pattern of orthodontic malocclusion among young adults of known population
Mariya Qadir, Mohammad Mushtaq

Background: The present study was conducted to assess midline diastema and pattern of malocclusion in young adults. Materials & Methods: 60 young adults age ranged 10- 18 years of both genders were recruited. Type of malocclusion according to Angles classification was done. Midline diastema prevalence was recorded. Results: Age group 10-12 years had 18, 13-15 years had 27 and 16-18 years had 15 patients respectively. The number of patients having midline diastema in age group 10-12 years were 4, 13- 15 years age group were 8 and 16-18 years were 2. Class I malocclusion was seen in 20, class II div I in 28, class II div II in 8 and class III in 4 patients. Conclusion: High prevalence of midline diastema in 13-15 years age group and most commonly occurring malocclusion was class II div I. Key words: Midline diastema, Malocclusion, Class II

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