Prevalence and Distribution of Maxillary Canine Impaction in Orthodontic Patients
Nikhar Verma, Ashima Valiathan
Director of Postgraduate studies Dept of Orthodontics Manipal College of Dental Sciences Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Objective: This was a retrospective study carried out to determine the prevalence and sex distribution, as well as buccal/ palatal and unilateraV bilateral distribution of maxillary canine impaction in an Indian Orthodontic population group.
Material and Method: Complete records of 1697 patients (age range 13-30 years) of the deparbnent of orthodontics in a teaching dental institution were investigated. The position that is buccal or palatal impacted maxillary canines was based on the confirmation during surgical exposure.
Results and conclusion: The significant findings of this study are: 3.8% prevalence of maxillary canine impaction male to female ratio of 1:1.78 and buccal to palatal ratio of 1:1.46. These figures can provide a baseline for comparison with other population groups.