POSTERIOR CROSSBITE PREVALENCE ON BASIS OF GENDER
The aim of article was to evaluate the prevalence of posterior cross bite on the basis of gender. A cross-sectional study was carried out with 100 patients i.e 50 male patients and 50 female patients in Orthodontics Department, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore under University of Health Sciences. Clinical examination of 100 patients and analysis of their pretreatment study casts were performed. SPSS (21.0) was used for data analysis. 32% of the patients had posterior cross bite. Out of the 32% posterior cross bite patients 34.4 % were male patients while 65.6% were female patients. This showed that prevalence of posterior cross bite is more in females than males.
Key Words: prevalence, posterior cross bite, gender, study casts, clinical examination, cast analysis
Posterior cross bite is defined as any abnormal buccal-lingual relation between opposing posterior teeth in centric occlusion . Success of orthodontic treatment depends on…show more content… The study was conducted at Orthodontics Department, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore under University of Health Sciences. The percentage of female patients was 50% and percentage of male patients was 50% in a sample. This is similar to the trend found by other studies done elsewhere . It is clear from Table 3 that 32% patients had posterior crossbite. Of these 32% patients, 11 (34.4%) were male patients and 21 (65.6%) were female patients. This showed greater prevalence of posterior crossbite in female patients. Keeping in view the small sample size of study, its findings may serve as a reference for planning orthodontic