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March, 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1



Assessment Of Skeletal And Dental Pattern Of Class II Division 1 Malocclusion With Relevance To Clinical Practice

Comparison between Scanora® panoramic radiography and bitewing radiography in the assessment of marginal bone tissue

The Craniofacial Morphology of the Parents of Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate: A Review of cephalometric studies

Mutation analysis of the MSX1 gene exons and intron in patients with nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate

Influence of premolar extractions on tooth size discrepancy. Part Two: Analysis of Bolton values

The effect of 2 different diameter cast posts on tooth root fracture resistance in vitro

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Assessment of Skeletal and Dental Pattern of Class II Division 1 Malocclusion with Relevance to Clinical Practice

Antanas Sidlauskas, Vilma Svalkauskiene, Mantas Sidlauskas


Class II division 1 malocclusion represents the most common skeletal discrepancy which orthodontists see in daily practice. The understanding of the morphology is a key element in planning dentofacial orthopedic treatment for this type of malocclusion. The purpose of the present study was to examine prepubertal children with Class II division 1 malocclusion and to evaluate maxillary and mandibular skeletal positions in comparison with normal growth standards by means of cephalometric measurements used by clinical practitioners. For the study casts and cephalograms of 86 consecutive patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion were used. The Class II division 1 malocclusion demonstrates broad variation in its skeletal and dental morphology. The retrognathic mandible (60%), maxillary prognathism (55.8%) and reduce vertical skeletal jaw relationship is the most common characteristic of Class II division1 malocclusion.

The optimal correction of the anteroposterior and vertical dental and skeletal discrepancies could be designed on the base of individual diagnosis for every Class II division 1 patient.

Key words: Class II division 1 malocclusion, cephalometrics, mandibular retrognathism.

Received: 19 01 2006

Accepted for publishing: 24 03 2006

Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania

Antanas Sidlauskas - D.D.S., PhD, MOrthoRCSEd, prof. and Head of the Clinic of Orthodontics

Vilma Svalkauskiene - D.D.S., specialist orthodontist

Mantas Sidlauskas - D.D.S., postgraduate student

Address correspondence to Antanas Sidlauskas, Clinic of Orthodontics, Kaunas University of Medicine, Luksos-Daumanto 6, Kaunas LT-50106, Lithuania