*Corresponding author:Maka Sabashvili, Administration of Rotational Learning School of Health Sciences and Public Health, University of Georgia, 77a Kostava Street, 1st Building, Tbilisi, 0175, Georgia
Received: August 01, 2018; Published: August 09, 2018
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The study of prevalence of malocclusion is one of the common problem of orthodontics. Study of the epidemiological data on the prevalence of malocclusion is an important determinant in planning appropriate levels of orthodontic services. The occurrence of occlusal anomalies varies between different countries, ethnic and age groups. Also, malocclusions have a multifactorial origin and can hardly ever be attributed to a single specific cause. Causes include general factors, such as genetic and hereditary components, nutritional deficiencies and abnormal pressure habits or local factors located directly in the dental arch such as supernumerary teeth, tooth decay and premature loss of primary teeth. In patients with occlusion anomalies is important aesthetic complaints, which causes to inferiority complex. Analysis of Literature data confirms dental anomalies frequency around the world. Its frequency varies from 11% to 70%. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of malocclusion among school children of Georgia. The sample consisted of 500 children (316 females, 184 males) in the age group of 6-15 years.
Keywords: Malocclusion; Prevalence; Dental Anomalies