DEEP BITE: FREQUENCY AND PATTERN
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%.
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