Carrea`s method application to estimate stature in individuals using teeth measures in brazilian population
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a methodology to estimate the stature in orthodontically treated individuals using odontometric data obtained from digitalized 3-dimensional image. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 46 Brazilian people from the southern of the country, aged between 22 and 37 years and divided into two groups; group 1 (control) composed by 24 individuals with no orthodontic treatment and adequate alignment of the six anterior mandibular teeth and group 2 (experimental) composed by 22 individuals with crowding of the anterior mandibular teeth before the orthodontic treatment (Group 2A) and after orthodontic alignment (Group 2B). The odontometric data was obtained from their digitalized cast models. Mathematical formulas were used to obtain the stature range between the minimum and maximum estimated stature. RESULTS: The descriptive analysis of the percentage of people with real stature within the estimated stature range showed an average between the right and left hemiarchs of 44%, 75% and 52% for groups 1, 2A and 2B, respectively. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that this method can be used for the stature estimation in orthodontically treated patients but as an auxiliary tool together with other methodologies.
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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907
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