DEEP BITE: FREQUENCY AND PATTERN

  • Muhammad Shahroz Ali Post Graduate Trainee, de,Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore
  • Muhammad Azeem BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor Orthodontics, Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan
  • Husnain Akram BDS, Postgraduate Trainee, de,Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Usman Shakoor BDS, Postgraduate Trainee, de,Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore,Pakistan
  • Arshad Mehmood BDS, Postgraduate Trainee, de,Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Imran Khan BDS, Demonstrator Orthodontics, de,Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Deep bite, Over bite

Abstract

Deep bite is an abnormally increased vertical overlap of upper and lower incisal teeth in centric occlusion, with or without palatal tissue trauma. The purpose of current study was to find out the frequency and pattern of deep bite among the patients visiting department of Orthodontics, Faisalabad medical university and de,Montmorency College of dentistry. Orthodontic plaster model and lateral cephalograms records of 200 subjects were included as per selection criteria. The data were statistically analyzed by SPSS (19.0). Duration of study was from 2016 November to October 2017. The mean age of the sample was 18.32±3.44 years. The frequency of deep bite was found to be 25% with more patients being females. As far as the distribution of 25% patients in different categories of deep bite, maximum number of patients was having mild to moderate degree of deep bite. It was concluded that female are more affected by deep bite malocclusion and frequency of deep bite malocclusion was find out to be 25%.

Author Biography

Muhammad Azeem, BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor Orthodontics, Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Ali, M. S., Azeem, M., Akram, H., Shakoor, U., Mehmood, A., & Khan, M. I. (2017). DEEP BITE: FREQUENCY AND PATTERN. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 589-592. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/22