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crowd·ing

(krowd'ing),
A condition in which the teeth are crowded, assuming altered positions such as bunching, overlapping, displacement in various directions and torsiversion.

crowding

[kroud′ing]
Etymology: ME, crowden
the condition in which the teeth are too close together and have abnormal positions such as overlapping, displacement in various directions, or torsion. See arch length, arch length deficiency, arch width.

crowding

Dentistry Too many teeth in too little space in a mouth Social medicine Too many people in too little space in a city. See Gangs.

crowd·ing

(krowd'ing)
A condition in which the teeth are too close, assuming altered positions (e.g., bunching, overlapping, displacement in various directions, torsiversion).

crowd·ing

(krowd'ing)
A condition in which the teeth are too close, assuming altered positions such as bunching, overlapping, displacement in various directions, and torsiversion.

crowding,

n 1. in dentistry, when the dental arch length is less than the mesial distal width of the teeth intended to occupy it.
2. malocclusion characterized by inadequate arch circumference to accommodate the teeth in proper alignment.

crowding

panic state developed by chickens, adult birds, sheep in response to perceived attack; group piles up in a corner and many die of suffocation; in horses takes the form of squeezing an attendant against another horse or a stable wall, a common vice in horses which are permanently stabled.

crowding stress
constant low level stress due to insufficient accommodation space per animal.

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10 Since crowding increases with age regardless of changes in mandibular apical base length, it would make reduced base lengths in childhood a possible indicator for dental crowding in adulthood if a positive correlation existed.
Among all the factors responsible for dental crowding, previously only the relationship of the arch dimension to crowding has been investigated in Pakistan.
First category the non-crowded one included Class I molar canine and incisor relationship with crowding spacing and/or midline discrepancy not exceeding 1mm.
As variation and dimorphism exist between genders the data was evaluated separately for males and females in crowding and non-crowding categories.
The crowding may affect the whole arch or be localized to the anterior segment, though crowding in the anterior segment is reported to be the more common than in the posterior segment of the lower arch.
Premature loss of deciduous teeth, morphology of the mandibular incisors and size of dental arch are also deemed to be contributing factors to lower incisor crowding.
16 Available space in the anterior region is at mini- mum when the permanent lateral incisors have erupted11, but in the subsequent phase, differences in size of deciduous and permanent teeth, and leeway space alleviate anterior crowding temporarily.
1 On the other hand, some authors have correlated tooth size with crowding.
The aim of this study was to qualify the crowding by assessing the arch size discrepancy in crowded and non-crowded arches and to predict average values in males and females of Pakistani population.
The sample was divided in two equal groups based on presence or absence of crowding on the basis of clinical examination, the sex distribution in each group was equal.
What this shows is systemic overcrowding on line after line,'' said Ted Robertson, a Bus Riders Union organizer who oversees the group's effort to track bus crowding.
On those 20 lines, the crowding limit is exceeded on 85 percent of the rush-hour buses, Robertson said.