Maxillary and mandibular mesiodistal tooth sizes among different malocclusions in a sample of the Turkish population

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Malkoc S., Basciftci F. A., Nur M., ÇATALBAŞ B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.33, no.5, pp.592-596, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejo/cjq111
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-596
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to establish normative data for mesiodistal tooth crown dimensions with respect to malocclusions and gender differences in Turkish sample. The subjects were randomly selected and assigned to three malocclusion groups according to Angle's classification. Each group consisted of 100 individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 years with the following distribution: Class I, 42 males and 58 females; Class II, 52 males and 48 females; and Class III, 51 males and 49 females. An electronic digital calliper was used to measure the mesiodistal tooth width from the right second permanent molar to the left second permanent molar on both upper and lower study casts. For statistical evaluation, one-and two-way analyses of variance and post hoc Tukey's honestly significant difference (HSD) tests were performed.