classification of malocclusion


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classification of malocclusion

classification of malocclusion

A system for classifying the three different types of malocclusion and their subdivisions as applicable Class I shows normal anteroposterior relationship but with crowding and rotated teeth; Class II, the lower arch is distal to the upper arch on one or both sides, and the lower first molar is distal to the upper first molar; Class III, the lower arch is anterior to the upper arch on one or both sides; the lower first molar is anterior to the upper first molar.
Synonym: Angle classification
See also: classification
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2 Etiology and classification of malocclusion Damasgate, http://fx.
Classification of malocclusion, Dental Cosmos 1899; 41: 248-264; 350-357.
Although the Angle classification was developed more than a century ago, it still remains the most commonly used classification of malocclusions and its universal acceptance by the dental profession is evidence of its practicality.

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