Aim. Our study is a statistical evaluation carried out on a group of patients suffering from malocclusions, who needed emergency orthodontic treatment.
Material and method. The study included 587 subjects (240 boys and 347 girls) aged between 5 and 24 years, who experienced different malocclusions. The database was processed using the MS Excel software, and the statistical developments used the SPSS -16 software.
Results. 64.56% of the patients suffered from Angles 1st class malocclusions, 26.75% experienced 2nd class malocclusions, and only 5.11% 3rd class malocclusions. 41.46% presented with malocclusions that required emergency orthodontic treatment. Anterior crossbite of the tooth amounted to 25.72% of the cases, anterior crossbite to 5.79%, lateral crossbite to 3.58%, unilateral crossbite to 4.08%, bilateral crossbite to 1.02% and anterior lateral crossbite to 0.85%.
Conclusions. Therapeutically speaking, these malocclusions needed to be treated before any other associated conditions, in order to prevent future complications.
- crossbite of the tooth