Home | Register | Login | Inquiries | Alerts | Sitemap |  

Advanced Search
J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2007;34(4): 599-612.
A STUDY ON THE MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN CHILDREN WITH CLASS I AND III MALOCCLUSIONS: CEPHALOMETRIC ANALYSIS
Han Young Hong, Yeong Chul Choi
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University
Corresponding Author: Yeong Chul Choi ,Tel: 82-2-958-9371, Email: choiyc@khu.ac.kr
Share :  
ABSTRACT
The present study was designed to compare the morphological and structural differences of craniofacial structures among 146 children with Class I and Class III malocclusions. The results below were obtained from the study. 1. Sphenoethmoidal synchondrosis continues to grow later in Class III. 2. Anteroposterior length of the nasomaxillary complex was significantly shorter in Class III, but the height of the nasomaxillary complex was similar. 3. Mandibular length and mandibular body length were longer in Class III, but had no statistical significance. Lower anterior facial height was shorter in Class III, but had no statistical significance. 4. Dentoalveolar height was similar between Class I and Class III. 5. In Class I, anterior cranial base took part in the anteroposterior length of the nasomaxillary complex and the mandible. 6. In Class III, anterior cranial base and middle cranial base had higher correlation with the mandible with aging. These results suggest that there exist a little differences between Class I and Class III malocclusions at age 7~11, but growth patterns are mostly similar. Therefore it is necessary to correct Class III malocclusions at an early age before skeletal differences appear.
Keywords: Class Ⅲ malocclusion | Class Ⅰ malocclusion | Craniofacial growth
Editorial Office
Seoul National University, Dental Hospital, B1-166 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744
Tel. +82-70-4145-8875,    Fax. +82-2-745-8875   E-mail : kapd59@kapd.org

Copyright© Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. All right reserved.                powerd by m2community
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers