2022 Volume 10 Issue 1

Occurrence Of Cross-Bite Among School Children In Jeddah City; An Observational Study


Nancy Ajwa, Ibrahim Sultan I Faya, Sultan Hussain F Alasbali, Adel Omer M Alrayes, Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen Ali Alsaif, Sultan Lafi H AlJahdali
Abstract

Cross-bite is the most crucial orthodontic discrepancy affecting several children worldwide. It progresses in the child's growing stage, which results in functional limitations and compromised esthetics in a few cases. 334 school children were utilized and distributed into two age groups; 6-9 and 9-12 years. Several types of cross-bites were investigated among the study groups anterior cross-bite, unilateral posterior cross-bite, and bilateral posterior cross-bite. The gathered data was analyzed using SPSS version 21. Descriptive statistics, with frequencies and Chi-square test, were completed, and results were displayed in cross-tabulation. Informed consent was taken from the parents of the participating children. As far as the contrast amongst groups was concerned, the prevalence of anterior cross-bite (30%) and posterior unilateral cross-bite (10%) was higher between children of 9 - 12 years old. Conversely, posterior bilateral cross-bite (15%) and cases with no cross-bite (54%) were higher in the 6 – 9 years age group. Anterior cross-bite is more prevalent amongst children than posterior cross-bite.  No significant differences in age groups were found as far as the prevalence of various types of cross bites was concerned.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Ajwa N, Faya I S I, Alasbali S H F, Alrayes A O M, Alsaif A A A, AlJahdali S L H. Occurrence Of Cross-Bite Among School Children In Jeddah City; An Observational Study. Ann Dent Spec. 2022;10(1):59-61. https://doi.org/10.51847/hYAQH5IQTX
APA
Ajwa, N., Faya, I. S. I., Alasbali, S. H. F., Alrayes, A. O. M., Alsaif, A. A. A., & AlJahdali, S. L. H. (2022). Occurrence Of Cross-Bite Among School Children In Jeddah City; An Observational Study. Annals of Dental Specialty, 10(1),59-61. https://doi.org/10.51847/hYAQH5IQTX
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