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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-40

Calvarial thickness in relation to sagittal and vertical malrelations in Egyptians

1 Orthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University; Ministry of Health, Tanta, Egypt
2 Orthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

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DOI: 10.4103/1687-8574.186944

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Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between skull thickness and different skeletal patterns in both sexes. Materials and methods A total of 120 pretreatment lateral cephalometric radiographs of adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment at the orthodontic clinic in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Tanta, were evaluated. The patients' ages ranged between 18 and 25 years. All radiographs had been classified into two categories according to the anteroposterior and vertical relationships as follows: normodivergent facial pattern with an FH-MP angle between 22 and 28° and a normal sagittal pattern with an ANB angle between 2 and 4°. The thickness of the frontal, parietal, and occipital bones was measured on lateral radiographs of patients with skeletal class II and class III, both high-angle and low-angle cases, and compared with the control group. Results Female patients with skeletal class II malocclusion had a significantly thicker frontal bone and thinner occipital bones compared with male patients. Conclusion The frontal bone and occipital bones are important key bones for understanding the calvarial phenotype and sexual dimorphism in different skeletal patterns.

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