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In orthodontics, evaluation of skeletal age and growth maturation is essential in diagnosis and treatment planning. The use of hand wrist radiographs perform this function adequately. However, it is not the only method, as the body of the third cervical vertebra (C3) also provides a similar information. It may be clearly discerned on the routine… (More)
Space analysis during the mixed dentition requires prediction of the mesiodistal widths of the unerupted permanent canines and premolars and prediction tables and equations may be used for this purpose. The Tanaka and Johnston prediction equations, which were derived from a North American White sample, is one example which is widely used. This prediction… (More)
The Index of Orthodontic Treatment Needs (IOTN) and the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) were developed and both claimed to contain the aesthetic and dental components in their criteria of assessing malocclusion. This study was undertaken to assess the reliability of these two indices in assessing orthodontic treatment needs. The indices were applied to 120… (More)
Orthodontic bracket adhesion involves multistep procedures which are technique sensitive to various factors within the oral environment. RelyX Unicem is a restorative/prosthodontic adhesive material which by virtue of its one step adhesion procedure may prove to be suitable for efficient orthodontic bonding. The objective of this study was to compare the… (More)
A patient presented at the Department of Orthodontics, Medunsa Dental Hospital, complaining of "crooked teeth". On clinical examination it was evident that several teeth were unerupted. The absence of a normal eruption pattern of certain teeth as well as delayed eruption of others, resulted in a malocclusion.