Prevalence of malocclusion among school Children of Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Manju Bajracharya, Dr Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sunanda Sundas, Dr Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Resina Pradhan, Dr Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Surendra Maharjan, Dr Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Malocclusion, Nepal, Prevalence

Abstract

Introduction: this study was carried to understand Prevalence of malocclusion among the school children of Kathmandu, Sorakhutte residing near school during mixed dentition period. A sample of 600 children ; 365 male, 235 female in age group of 6-13yrs was selected randomly from different school of Kathmandu city. The aim of our study is to find out prevalence of malocclusion among the mixed detention children of Kathmandu.

Materials & Method: Data was collected using direct observation of the subjects, Descriptive cross-sectional study method was used in this research. Occlusal assessment were done according to angle’s classification and dewey’s modification type of class I, class III malocclusion.

Result: Subjects with normal occlusion was found to be 59.3% and with malocclusion was found to 40.7%. Among them class I malocclusion was majority of (57%) of study population, crowded incisors and significant difference was observed between male and female in the study.

Conclusion: This study helps to access the prevalence malocclusion and need of orthodontic treatment for the mixed dentition period children.

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Author Biographies

Manju Bajracharya, Dr, Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Orthodontics, Assistant professor

Sunanda Sundas, Dr, Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate professor

Resina Pradhan, Dr, Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Orthdontics, Assistant Professor

Surendra Maharjan, Dr, Peoples Dental College and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Orthdontics, Assistant Professor

Published
2019-09-20
How to Cite
Bajracharya, M., Sundas, S., Pradhan, R., & Maharjan, S. (2019). Prevalence of malocclusion among school Children of Kathmandu, Nepal. Orthodontic Journal of Nepal, 9(1), 59-62. https://doi.org/10.3126/ojn.v9i1.25693
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