tooth size discrepancy


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tooth size discrepancy

lack of harmony of size of individual teeth or groups of teeth when related to those within the same arch or the opposing arch.
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Fattahi et al20 assessed inter arch tooth size discrepancy among different malocclusion groups.
They tried to verify the presence of a tooth size discrepancy in 109 patients, and compared the average of the anterior and overall Bolton indices but did not find any statistically significant difference in the incidence of the tooth size discrepancy among the groups (Class I, Class II divisions 1 and 2, and surgical Class II.
Incidence of Tooth Size Discrepancy in Different Groups of Malocclusion and its Relation to Extraction.
Also Laino et al28 speculated after their study on different malocclusion groups that there is no evidence of any predisposition for tooth size discrepancy in any of malocclusion groups.
Basaran et al failed to show any gender dimorphism or statistically signifi- cant difference of Bolton's tooth size discrepancy among different malocclusion groups.
This shows a greater prevalence of clinically significant tooth size discrepancy in the Class III malocclusion group when only anterior ratios were considered.
The number of patients with clinically significant tooth size discrepancy was also calculated.
Orthodontic treatrment outcome: the relationship between anterior dental relations anterior inter-arch tooth size discrepancy.