Comparison of Different Sagittal Dysplasia Indicators in a Sample from Syrian Population
International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages: 7-12
Received: Jan. 28, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 8, 2016; Published: Mar. 17, 2016
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Sleiman Hassan Ahmad, Department of Orthodontics Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
Yazan Talat Jahjah, Department of Orthodontics Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
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In orthodontic diagnosis, an accurate evaluation of sagittal jaw relationship is critically important. There are numerous angular and linear measurement could be used to evaluating the antero-posterior jaw discrepancy between maxilla and mandible so as to reach the correct diagnosis such. The usual practice is to compare the cephalometric analysis of the patient with the established normal values. Since craniofacial morphology varies among different populations therefore it becomes important to establish the cephalometric norms of all cephalometric analyses, for every population. The aims of this study were to evaluate the validity of ANB Angle, BETA Angle, W Angle and YEN Angle in Syrian sample. Materials and methods: 60 lateral cephalometric radiographs of Syrian population (35 boys and 25 girls), were traced for ANB, Wits appraisal, Beta angle, W angle and YEN angle. Patients were divided into skeletal Class I, II and III groups. Result: No statistically significant difference was found in all measurements values. ANB, BETA, W and YEN angle not differed significantly from the stander measurements in all three groups (p<0.05). The mean value for: the ANB angle for the Syrian population was3.4 degrees with SD of 0.6, and for the Beta angle was30degrees with SD of 4.2, and for the W angle was 53.7degrees with SD of 1.6. YEN angle mean value for the Syrian population was 120 degrees with SD of 1.5. These results suggest that all the performed analyses are valid and can be used to diagnose skeletal discrepancies and diagnosis based on single analysis is insufficient.
Sagittal Discrepancy, ANB Angle, Beta Angle, W Angle, YEN Angle, Syrian
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Sleiman Hassan Ahmad, Yazan Talat Jahjah, Comparison of Different Sagittal Dysplasia Indicators in a Sample from Syrian Population, International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20160402.11
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