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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1474-1477

Alterations in integumental facial dimensions after orthodontic treatment


1 Senior lecturer, Dept of Periodontics, Buddha Institute of dental sciences and hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Associate Professor, Department Of Otorhinolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery, Rama Medical College, Hospital And Research Center, Mandhana, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department Of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 professor, Department Of Orthodontics, Al Ameen Dental College And Hospital, Athani Road, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Dentistry, Medeor International Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
6 Department Of Orthodontics Dentofacial Orthopaedics, IDST Dental College And Hospital, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
7 Associate professor, Department of Dentistry, Sri Shankaracharya Medical College, Bhilai, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India, India

Correspondence Address:
Dipti Gopalakrishnan
Department of Dentistry, Medeor International Hospital, Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_257_21

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Background: It is documented that the facial profile changes, morphology changes, and continued facial growth in early adults and late adolescents. Aims: The present trial was aimed to quantitatively assess the changes in facial growth from adolescents to adults. Materials and Methods: In the present study, 16 facial distances (transverse) and craniocaudal facial distances were measured, and growth changes were assessed. The collected data were subjected to statistical evaluation, and the results were formulated. Results: Upper face width was statistically significantly increased in males than females from posttreatment to recall with the P < 0.0001. The decrease in outer canthus was seen in females as compared to males, which was statistically significant with the P < 0.0001. An increase in mouth width was seen in both males and females with higher in females. Conclusion: The present study showed an increase in facial dimensions in both genders with age where transverse changes were higher than the craniocaudal alterations.


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