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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 210306, 3 pages
Research Article

Malocclusion Pattern (Angle's) in Mauritian Orthodontic Patients

1Faculty, Dental Health Department, Dental Biomaterials Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Pedodontics, MS Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3Dental Biomaterials Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 560013, Saudi Arabia
4Faculty, Department of Orthodontics, Mauras, College of Dentistry and Hospital, Arsenal, Mauritius

Received 7 February 2012; Accepted 4 March 2012

Academic Editor: D. Wray

Copyright © 2012 B. H. Durgesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of the study was to assess the pattern of malocclusion in different ethnic group of Mauritian population visiting the Orthodontic Department at Mauras College of Dentistry and Hospital, Republic of Mauritius. The study population comprised of 624 patients who visited the orthodontic department during 2010. The clinical examination was conducted by a well-calibrated orthodontist. The data were recorded in the case sheets and was analyzed for presence of angles class I, class II, and class III malocclusion in both male and female patients of Asian, African, Caucasian, and Chinese ethnicity aged 5–55 years. Malocclusion was found to be high in females compared to males. 414 patients (150 male + 264 female) presented with class I, 182 patients (52 male + 130 female) presented with class II, and 28 patients (12 male + 16 female) presented with class III. Asian ethnic group were more affected and patient seeking orthodontic treatment was high in 11–15 years age group.