Birth delivery trauma and malocclusion
1Member of International Academy of Posture and Neuro-muscular Occlusion Research (I.A.P.N.O.R.), S. Benedetto, Italy
2Department of Odontostomatological Clinic, School of Dentistry, University of L'Aquila, Italy
DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.29.3.925q02q3267m16l7 Vol.29,Issue 3,July 2005 pp.185-188
Published: 01 July 2005
The aim of the investigation was to determine the dynamic of birth delivery and relate to dental occlu-sion among a group of adult subjects. The group studied was made up of 106 subjects (57 females and 49 males) referred for dental diagnosis and treatment. The average age was 26 with a range 22 to 30 years. In data collection and analysis the following were used as measures: dental occlusion (Angle Class I, II div 1, II div 2 and III) and type of delivery (normal, short, long, caesarean and other). Results showed that among 106 subjects 72 (68%) had malocclusion versus 34 (32%) with normal occlusion; 24 subjects (22.6%) have been normal delivery versus 82 (77.4%) with non-normal deliv-ery. Class I is present in 34 subjects (32%), class II division 1 in 26 (24%), class II division 2 in 22 (20%), class III in 16 (14%), and 8 subjects (6%) fall in the section “other”. Among 24 subjects with normal delivery 100% presented class I occlusion. However, among 82 subjects with non-normal delivery 10 subjects had a class I (12.2%) and the 72 (87.8%) had in the other classes, are distributed in the various subgroups of non-normal labor/delivery. None of the subjects with a malocclusion have a normal labor/delivery. Better understanding of the connections among osteopathic theory, cran-iosacral treatment and the outcomes upon dental occlusion, more rigorous evaluations are warranted.
Ruggero Cattaneo,Annalisa Monaco,Oriana Streni,Vittorio Serafino,Mario Giannoni. Birth delivery trauma and malocclusion. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2005. 29(3);185-188.
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