ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Vivek Sharma, Meenakshi Khandelwal, Vikas Punia
The coincidence of dental midline between the maxillary and the mandibular teeth, and the coincidence of dental midline with the facial midline is an important factor governing esthetics. AIM -The present study was planned to evaluate the relation between facial midline and dental midline and the relation between maxillary and mandibular midline in Karnataka population. METHODOLOGY -The present study was conducted on 400 Indian male and female individuals of 18-40 years of age group. Trubyte indicator was used to co-relate the midlines. RESULTS- The maxillary midline was coinciding with facial midline in 290 subjects (72.5%). The mandibular midline was coinciding with the facial midline in 169 subjects (42.2%). The mandibular midline was coinciding with maxillary midline in 127 subjects (31.7%). CONCLUSION- From the present study and various literature available it is assumed that there is not much difference between Western, European or Asian population in relation to facial midline and dental midline coincidence and in relation to sex.
Published Date: 2011-03-31;