MAXILLARY INTER CANINE WIDTHS
COMPARISON ANALYSIS IN VARIOUS POPULATIONS.
Keywords:Intercanine, Arch Width, Occlusion
Introduction: Intercanine and intermolar width are key measurements for
diagnosis and orthodontic treatment planning. The aim of current study was to determine the
mean maxillary intercanine arch width (ICW) of untreated normal arch Pakistani patients and to
compare it with other populations. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Orthodontic
department, Faisalabad Medical University. Period: 1/12/2016 to 1/11/2017. Material
and Methods: ICW measurements on dental casts of 60 normal occlusion patients. ICW was
measured using digital caliper between the maxillary canine cusp tips. The Non probability
consecutive sampling technique was used in this study. All the data collected was analyze
by using SPSS software (version 21.0.0). Results: In our study the mean age of the patients
was 19.11±3.13 years. The mean value of maxillary ICW of the normal occlusion orthodontic
patients was 35.21±3.31 mm. Conclusion: Our study results concluded that well aligned
arches and ideal occlusions can be achieved in Pakistanis with maxillary intercanine width as
narrow as 35.21±3.31 mm.