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An assessment of sexual dimorphism in relation to facial asymmetry in esthetically pleasing faces.

Rajpara Y, Shyagali TR - Acta Inform Med (2015)

Bottom Line: The obtained data was subjected to independent student's't' test for comparing the difference between males and females. there was statistically significant difference between the males and females for the measurements like Gonion-Menton length for the mandibular morphology and for the transverse parameters like zygomatico frontal suture length, jular length and antegonial notch length.There was no significant difference for the sidedness of asymmetry for the males and females. frontal facial asymmetry showed sexual dimorphism with males showing greater asymmetric values than the females.This knowledge can be utilized for planning facial reconstruction and remodeling surgeries.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Goneka Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of the study is to detect gender-wise difference in the skeletal asymmetry in the esthetically pleasing faces.

Materials and methods: a cross sectional study was conducted on 25 females and 25 males of age 18 -25 years using the posterior-anterior cephalograms. The selected part of grummon's frontal analysis for analyzing the vertical skeletal asymmetries, mandibular morphology, transverse asymmetry and mandibular deviation was used. The obtained data was subjected to independent student's't' test for comparing the difference between males and females.

Results: there was statistically significant difference between the males and females for the measurements like Gonion-Menton length for the mandibular morphology and for the transverse parameters like zygomatico frontal suture length, jular length and antegonial notch length. There was no significant difference for the sidedness of asymmetry for the males and females.

Conclusion: frontal facial asymmetry showed sexual dimorphism with males showing greater asymmetric values than the females. The asymmetry showed right sided prominence for both the males and females. This knowledge can be utilized for planning facial reconstruction and remodeling surgeries.

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Figure 3: Mandibular morphology & Mandibular deviation

Mentions: The obtained frontal cephlograms were traced on the 0.003 inches thick matte acetate paper using 0.5mm pencil for the relevant anatomical landmark (Figure 1). To assess the asymmetry, the selected parts Grummon’s analysis (20) was used (Table 1, Figure 2, 3, 4). To evaluate the intraexaminer variability, ten cephalgrams were retraced and the subjected to statistical test (t test). The error was found to be 0.5 mm, which was within normal limits.


An assessment of sexual dimorphism in relation to facial asymmetry in esthetically pleasing faces.

Rajpara Y, Shyagali TR - Acta Inform Med (2015)

Mandibular morphology & Mandibular deviation
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4384877&req=5

Figure 3: Mandibular morphology & Mandibular deviation
Mentions: The obtained frontal cephlograms were traced on the 0.003 inches thick matte acetate paper using 0.5mm pencil for the relevant anatomical landmark (Figure 1). To assess the asymmetry, the selected parts Grummon’s analysis (20) was used (Table 1, Figure 2, 3, 4). To evaluate the intraexaminer variability, ten cephalgrams were retraced and the subjected to statistical test (t test). The error was found to be 0.5 mm, which was within normal limits.

Bottom Line: The obtained data was subjected to independent student's't' test for comparing the difference between males and females. there was statistically significant difference between the males and females for the measurements like Gonion-Menton length for the mandibular morphology and for the transverse parameters like zygomatico frontal suture length, jular length and antegonial notch length.There was no significant difference for the sidedness of asymmetry for the males and females. frontal facial asymmetry showed sexual dimorphism with males showing greater asymmetric values than the females.This knowledge can be utilized for planning facial reconstruction and remodeling surgeries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Goneka Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of the study is to detect gender-wise difference in the skeletal asymmetry in the esthetically pleasing faces.

Materials and methods: a cross sectional study was conducted on 25 females and 25 males of age 18 -25 years using the posterior-anterior cephalograms. The selected part of grummon's frontal analysis for analyzing the vertical skeletal asymmetries, mandibular morphology, transverse asymmetry and mandibular deviation was used. The obtained data was subjected to independent student's't' test for comparing the difference between males and females.

Results: there was statistically significant difference between the males and females for the measurements like Gonion-Menton length for the mandibular morphology and for the transverse parameters like zygomatico frontal suture length, jular length and antegonial notch length. There was no significant difference for the sidedness of asymmetry for the males and females.

Conclusion: frontal facial asymmetry showed sexual dimorphism with males showing greater asymmetric values than the females. The asymmetry showed right sided prominence for both the males and females. This knowledge can be utilized for planning facial reconstruction and remodeling surgeries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus