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INTRODUCTION Sucking is innate in both infants and young children. It is termed nutritive when referring to suckling from the breast or bottle-feeding and non-nutritive when applied to sucking of a digit or pacifier. Few studies have attempted to assess the impact of the type of sucking on the size of the dental arches. The aim of this study was to quantify(More)
The Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) is a tool developed and validated to specifically assess subject's quality of life related to orthodontic anomalies. The aims of the present study were to translate and culturally adapt the PIDAQ's native English version into French, and to test the psychometric characteristics of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of the palatine tonsils in the development of dental intra-arch and interarch abnormalities is often brought up in the literature, but it remains controversial. Data on the probable relationship between enlarged tonsils and the occurrence of orthodontic abnormalities are subjective. The purpose of this study was to seek an association(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the morphological characteristics of a Senegalese population based on an architectural cephalometric analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and five lateral cephalograms of Senegalese patients were assessed in a cross-sectional study. All lateral cephalometric films were traced on a transparent(More)
INTRODUCTION Facial soft-tissue analyses based on photographic records (photogrammetric analysis of the soft tissues) highlight interracial and interethnic dimorphism. The standards for facial analyses, originally obtained from Caucasian subjects, are not appropriate for the diagnosis and treatment planning of other groups of orthodontic patients. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of tonsils in the origin of sagittal skeletodental abnormalities has been widely discussed in the literature but remains controversial. Data on the probable relationship between enlarged tonsils and the presence of these abnormalities were subjective. The aim of this study was to quantify the relationship between the space occupied by(More)
INTRODUCTION Trigeminal analysis focuses on the skeletal entrance and exit orifices of the sensitive fibers of the trigeminal nerve. The aim of this study was to validate the techniques used to locate these landmarks as described by the creator of trigeminal analysis of the face. MATERIALS AND METHOD This descriptive study was performed on a dry human(More)
INTRODUCTION Sagittal soft-tissue analyses made from photographic records (sagittal photogrammetric analysis of the soft tissues) allow orthodontists to quantify the sagittal dimension and situation of the facial soft tissues. These tissues maintain close anatomical relationships with the underlying dental arches. However, little importance has been given(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the morphological characteristics of a Senegalese population based on an original cephalometric analysis using landmarks corresponding to the bony entrance or emergence of sensory fibers of the trigeminal nerve. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and five lateral cephalograms of Senegalese patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of obstructive tonsils in dental arches abnormalities is widely discussed in the literature but remains controversial. Data on the probable relationship between obstructive tonsils and the presence of these orthodontic abnormalities are subjective. The objective of this study is to quantify the relationship between the obstructive(More)
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