Authors: Antonela BERAR, Mariana CONSTANTINIUC, Andreea KUI, Mirela FLUERASU, Simona IACOB, Manuela MANZIUC, Loredana MITARIU, Nicoleta STRICATU, Smaranda BUDURU


Introduction. The aim of the present study was to investigate if signs and symptoms of TMD in young adults with Angle class II/2 malocclusion were present, which were the most important and if they were gender-related. Materials and methods. 28 subjects (17 women and 11 men), all dental students, aged between 20-25 years, with Angle class II/2 malocclusion were included. All subjects were interviewed and clinically assessed. Data regarding the muscles (temporal, masseter, medial and lateral pterygoid, sternocleidomastoid, trapezius), temporomandibular joints and occlusal (static, dynamic) relationships was recorded on the examination chart. Results and discussion. 10 subjects (35.7%) presented muscle pain and 19 (67.8%) reported articular jumps during anamnesis. The most frequent clinical signs were articular jumps in 75% of the subjects. Conclusions. Angle class II/2 malocclusion is associated with signs and symptoms of TMD and is not gender dependent. Muscle pain in masseter muscle and articular jumps were the most important signs.

  • Angle class II/2 malocclusion
  • articular jumps
  • temporomandibular disfunction