Cephalometric Norms-based on Steiner’s Analysis on Young Adults of Tamil Nadu Population

Authors

  • Evan. A. Clement
  • Navaneetha Nambi
  • Anusha Sreedharan
  • Dharmisha
  • Arshitha Ramesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15295

Keywords:

Cephalometric norms, Steiners analysis, Tamil Nadu population

Abstract

Aim-The purpose of the study was to establish skeletal and dental parameters for Tamil Nadu young
adults using Steiner’s analysis and comparing it with Caucasians, as well as other racial groups. Materials
&Methods- A study of 70 south Indian young adults (35 male and 35 female) within the age range of 18-28
years with acceptable profile and occlusion was selected for the study and assessed using Steiner’s analysis.
Results- The Tamil Nadu population showed a more skeletally protrusive maxilla, dentally proclined and
forwardly positioned upper and lower incisor, it also exhibited a horizontal growth pattern when compared
with Caucasians norms. The Tamil Nadu male samples reported a protrusive skeletal and dental pattern
when compared to female samples.
Conclusion-The result of the study supports the fact that the norms and standards of one racial group could
not be used without modification for other racial groups and each different racial group would have to be
treated according to its individual characteristics. A case of malocclusion needs to be treated based on the
individual merits and demerits of that case and not based on a template of norms derived from mean values
of select subject groups with ideal occlusion and proportion.

Author Biographies

Evan. A. Clement

Assistant Professor,Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Navaneetha Nambi

Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, 
Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Anusha Sreedharan

Post graduate, Department of Orthodontics, 
Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Dharmisha

Tutor, Department of Orthodontics, 
Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Arshitha Ramesh

House Surgeon,
Sathyabama Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Evan. A. Clement, Navaneetha Nambi, Anusha Sreedharan, Dharmisha, & Arshitha Ramesh. (2021). Cephalometric Norms-based on Steiner’s Analysis on Young Adults of Tamil Nadu Population. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 149-155. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15295

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