Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 114--117

Distribution of malocclusion types among thumb suckers seeking orthodontic treatment


SP Singh, A Utreja, HS Chawla 
 Oral Health Sciences Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
S P Singh
Oral Health Sciences Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

The present study was conducted to evaluate the influence of thumb sucking and its duration on the type of malocclusion. A total of 410 North Indian individuals between ages 12-30 years, 161 males and 249 females were examined. A specially designed proforma was used to record the detailed history of the individual. Among the etiological factors it was found that history of thumb sucking was present in 13.9% and significantly related to Class II div 1 malocclusion. When thumb sucking exceeded 18 months, it was found statistically significant (P < 0.1) in Class II skeletal malocclusion, in open bite (P < 0.1) and in extreme overjet (P < 0.5). Conclusion: If thumb sucking is not treated early, it can cause skeletal Class II malocclusion, anterior open bite and excessive overjet.


How to cite this article:
Singh S P, Utreja A, Chawla H S. Distribution of malocclusion types among thumb suckers seeking orthodontic treatment.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008;26:114-117


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Singh S P, Utreja A, Chawla H S. Distribution of malocclusion types among thumb suckers seeking orthodontic treatment. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];26:114-117
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