BACKGROUND: The aetiology of the canine displacement still remains controversial. Some authors implicated a deficiency in maxillary width as a local mechanical cause for impacted canines. The aim of the study was to examine whether there is a relationship between impacted maxillary canines, early diagnosed by using panoramic radiographs, and the morphology of the maxilla on 3D model casts. METHODS: The displaced maxillary canines (DMC) group consisted of 24 patients (mean age, 9.1 ± 1.1 years), while the control group consisted of 25 subjects (mean age, 8.7 ± 0.9 years). Seven measurements were calculated on the digital casts of each subject: intermolar width (IMW), arch length (AL), depth of the palatal vault (PVD), available arch space (AAS), the sum of the anterior segments (SAS), the right/affected (R-Af) and left/unaffected (L-Un) available spaces. RESULTS: Both IMW and AL in the DMC group were significantly decreased relative to the control group (P < 0.01), indicating that patients with displaced canines presented a shorter and narrower palate than subjects without eruption problems. Moreover, the values of the SAS and AAS were significantly decreased (P < 0.01) in the DMC group relative to the controls. CONCLUSIONS: The shape of the maxillary arch was narrower and shorter in the displaced maxillary canines group compared with the control group.

Early diagnosed impacted maxillary canines and the morphology of the maxilla: a three-dimensional study / G. Cacciatore, L. Poletti, C. Sforza. - In: PROGRESS IN ORTHODONTICS. - ISSN 1723-7785. - 19:1(2018), pp. 20.1-20.8. [10.1186/s40510-018-0220-6]

Early diagnosed impacted maxillary canines and the morphology of the maxilla: a three-dimensional study

G. Cacciatore
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C. Sforza
Ultimo
2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aetiology of the canine displacement still remains controversial. Some authors implicated a deficiency in maxillary width as a local mechanical cause for impacted canines. The aim of the study was to examine whether there is a relationship between impacted maxillary canines, early diagnosed by using panoramic radiographs, and the morphology of the maxilla on 3D model casts. METHODS: The displaced maxillary canines (DMC) group consisted of 24 patients (mean age, 9.1 ± 1.1 years), while the control group consisted of 25 subjects (mean age, 8.7 ± 0.9 years). Seven measurements were calculated on the digital casts of each subject: intermolar width (IMW), arch length (AL), depth of the palatal vault (PVD), available arch space (AAS), the sum of the anterior segments (SAS), the right/affected (R-Af) and left/unaffected (L-Un) available spaces. RESULTS: Both IMW and AL in the DMC group were significantly decreased relative to the control group (P < 0.01), indicating that patients with displaced canines presented a shorter and narrower palate than subjects without eruption problems. Moreover, the values of the SAS and AAS were significantly decreased (P < 0.01) in the DMC group relative to the controls. CONCLUSIONS: The shape of the maxillary arch was narrower and shorter in the displaced maxillary canines group compared with the control group.
Digital models; Early diagnosis; Ectopic eruption; Morphology of the maxilla
Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
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