Lower incisor space analysis

A contrast of methods

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Abstract

Two current methods to assess spacing-crowding among lower anterior teeth are described and contrasted. These are the anterior space analysis of Merrifield and the irregularity index of Little. There is only a modest correlation between these methods (rs = +0.53) because they provide complementary information; space analysis is more attuned to tooth displacements while the irregularity index is susceptible to axiversions. Cases illustrating major divergences between the two methods are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Lower incisor space analysis : A contrast of methods. / Harris, Edward; Vaden, James L.; Williams, Richard.

In: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 92, No. 5, 01.01.1987, p. 375-380.

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