Brazilian Dental Journal
Print version ISSN 0103-6440
ENOKI, Carla; TELLES, Carlos de Souza and MATSUMOTO, Mírian Aiko Nakane. Dental-skeletal dimensions in growing individuals with variations in the lower facial height. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.1, pp. 68-74. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402004000100013.
The dental and skeletal dimensions of individuals with Class I skeletal pattern in puberty were compared. Eighty patients with Class I malocclusion were selected, independent of the vertical relations (overbite) of the incisors. The sample was divided into 3 groups: normal, short and excessive lower anterior face height, based on facial proportions. The dental and skeletal measurements of the 3 groups were compared among themselves. In the angular measurements, the results showed no correlation in the mandibular plane angle. In the linear measurements, the mandibular length was significantly greater in the group of patients with short lower anterior face height, with a positive correlation among the three groups. The dentoalveolar heights of the incisors had a positive correlation among the three groups in relation to the lower anterior face height, showing that they are responsible for its variation.
Keywords : cephalometry; growth; lower facial height; facial types.