Class ii skeletal malocclusion and prevalence of temporomandibular disordersAn epidemiological pilot study on growing subjects
The purpose of our work is to evaluate the correlation between skeletal Class II malocclu-sion and temporomandibular disorders, by assessing potential different frequency scores compared with Class I and Class III skeletal malocclusion, and to evaluate associated etiological and risk factors. Fifty-five subjects were examined, 35 females and 20 males, with a mean age of 18 ± 1.3 years, divided into two groups: those with TMD and those without TMD, and prevalence was evaluated in the two groups of Class II subjects. Symptoms and more frequent signs were also examined in the TMD group. Regarding Group A (subjects with the presence of TMD), we found that 48% have a Class II, 16% have Class I, and 28% have Class III. In the totality of the group A sample, only 8% were male subjects. In Group B (subjects without TMD), we found that 40% were females, with 26.7% in Class I, 10% in Class II, and 3.3% in Class III; the male subjects in this group (60%) were distributed with 33.3% in Class I, 16.7% in Class II, and 10% in Class III. Class II malocclusion is not a causal factor of TMD but may be considered a predisposing factor.
Faculty of Dentistry
Health Sciences, General Medicine
Indexed in Scopus
Class II, Crossbite, Temporomandibular disorder
Fichera, Grazia; Ronsivalle, Vincenzo; Santonocito, Simona; Aboulazm, Khaled S.; Isola, Gaetano; Leonardi, Rosalia; and Palazzo, Giuseppe, "Class ii skeletal malocclusion and prevalence of temporomandibular disordersAn epidemiological pilot study on growing subjects" (2021). Faculty of Dentistry. 82.