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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Gonial Angle as an Indicator for the Prediction of Growth Pattern

J Rubika, A Sumathi Felicita, V Sivambiga

Citation Information : Rubika J, Felicita AS, Sivambiga V. Gonial Angle as an Indicator for the Prediction of Growth Pattern. World J Dent 2015; 6 (3):161-163.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1334

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To determine the gonial angle, upper gonial angle and lower gonial angle in patients with horizontal, vertical and average growth pattern belonging to the local Chennai population and determine if it can be used as a growth indicator.

Materials and methods

Gonial angle, upper gonial angle and lower gonial angle measurements were made on lateral cephalograms of 90 patients—44 males and 46 females.

Results

A one sample t-test was used to determine the mean values for average, horizontal and vertical growth pattern and to check their level of significance. All the values were statistically significant with a p-value = 0.000.

Conclusion

The upper gonial angle was the same irrespective of growth pattern. The gonial angle and lower gonial angle can be used as an indicator for growth.

How to cite this article

Rubika J, Felicita AS, Sivambiga V. Gonial Angle as an Indicator for the Prediction of Growth Pattern. World J Dent 2015;6(3):161-163.


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