Jayakrishnan U1, Jibin Joy2*, Nishmitha J2 and Anil Kumar3
1Private Practitioner, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3Reader, Department of Orthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Jibin Joy, Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Received: October 25, 2021; Published: December 08, 2021
Introduction: Facial type also referred to as facial pattern or facial skeletal pattern is a determinant factor when selecting the most appropriate orthodontic treatment plan. The classification of Siriwat and Jarabak, for example, defines brachyfacials as hypodivergent, mesofacials as neutrals, and dolichofacials as hyperdivergent. Body mass index (BMI) is a value derived from the;mass (weight) and height of a person. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between BMI and growth pattern, and to assess if this has any clinical application.
Materials and Methods: 22 lateral cephalograms of patients was collected and cephalometric analysis was performed. BMI of the individuals was measured using the formula.
BMI= mass in kg/height in m2.
Results: In post hoc the results showed highly significant difference (.000) between average and vertical growth pattern and horizontal and vertical growth pattern.
There was significant difference between horizontal and average growth pattern.
The correlation between growth pattern and BMI was very strong.
Conclusion: A highly significant difference exists between BMI of Average and Vertical growth pattern.
A highly significant difference exists between BMI of Horizontal and Vertical growth pattern.
A significant difference exists between BMI of Horizontal and Average growth pattern.
Keywords: Body Mass Index; Growth Pattern; Muscle
Citation: Jibin Joy., et al. “Analysing Missing Link Between Body Mass Index and Growth Pattern”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.1 (2022): 15-19.
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