Facial Measurements and Maxillary Anterior Teeth Mesio-Distal Dimensions, Is There A Relationship?

Haider M. A. Ahmed, Yasir R. A. Al-Labban, Mohammed Nahidh

Abstract


Background: This study aimed to find out a relation between facial measurements and maxillary anterior teeth mesio-distal di- mensions.
Materials and methods: Seventy one adult subjects (34 males and 37 females), with Class I skeletal and dental relation, were chosen for this study. The mesio-distal dimensions of the maxillary anterior teeth were measured with digital caliper and certain facial measurements were determined on the subjects’ photographs using AutoCAD 2008 software. The relation between facial measurements and maxillary anterior teeth mesio-distal dimensions was assessed for both genders.

Results and Conclusions: The results showed that there was a significant genders difference in most of the variables measured (higher in males) and there were weak significant relations between incisors width with the facial height in males and with facial width in females. Other facial measurements showed no correlation with dental measurements. Generally, the faces differ in their shapes and the teeth affected by the genetic factor that plays a role in their dimensions and not always the dental and facial mea- surements have a relation.


Keywords


Facial analysis, mesio-distal tooth dimension, anthropometry.

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