Prevalence of malocclusion in 15 yrs old school going children in Ahmedabad city
Manitoba Institute of Trade and Technology, Canada
: Dent Health Curr Res
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of malocclusion among school children of Ahmedabad city, Gujarat State, India after their mixed dentition period at the age of 15 years. Materials & Methods: The sample consisted of 930 children (486 males and 444 females) in the age 15 years randomly selected from twelve different schools in Ahmedabad city. The selections of the school were done by dividing the city into four zones. Further, 3 schools were selected from each zone and all the students who were willing to participate were included in the study. Occlusal anteroposterior relationships were assessed based on the Angle classification. Results: The results showed that about 74% of the subjects had malocclusion. Crowded incisors were found to be most common finding in subjects with class I malocclusion.