Prevalence of midline shift in orthodontic patients

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Jain.S, Jain.V and Gupta. A

The aim of this prospective study was to provide the prevalence of midline shift , nose deviation ,chin deviation and functional deviation with respect to facial midline in routine orthodontic patients. Data were acquired from 300 patients who came to department of orthodontics, Government College of dentistry Indore. Out of 300 patients 166 were having Class I molar relation, 122 were of Class II molar relation and 12 were of Class III molar relation. The total prevalence of total midline shift was found to be 77%. Mandibular dental midline deviation from the facial midline are most commonly seen asymmetry traits. Class I patients were found to have maximum midline shift.
The aim of this prospective study was to provide the prevalence of midline shift , nose deviation ,chin deviation and functional deviation with respect to facial midline in routine orthodontic patients. Data were acquired from 300 patients who came to department of orthodontics, Government College of dentistry Indore. Out of 300 patients 166 were having Class I molar relation, 122 were of Class II molar relation and 12 were of Class III molar relation. The total prevalence of total midline shift was found to be 77%. Mandibular dental midline deviation from the facial midline are most commonly seen asymmetry traits. Class I patients were found to have maximum midline shift.

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