Occlusal relationships and spacing or crowding of teeth in the dentitions of 3-4-year-old Nigerian children.

@article{Otuyemi1997OcclusalRA,
  title={Occlusal relationships and spacing or crowding of teeth in the dentitions of 3-4-year-old Nigerian children.},
  author={Olayinka Donald Otuyemi and Elizabeth Obalowu Sote and Michael Chukwudi Isiekwe and Steven Peter Jones},
  journal={International journal of paediatric dentistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={155-60}
}
A study of 525 3-4-year-old children in nursery schools and day-care centres was carried out to assess occlusal relationships and the presence of spacing or crowding of teeth. No significant differences in occlusal relationships were found between boys and girls (P > 0.05). Bilateral straight terminal planes of molars and class 1 canine relationship were the most prevalent features (74.5% and 73.3% respectively). Most of the children had 'normal' vertical and transverse occlusal relationships… CONTINUE READING