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Background: This study aims to assess the prevalence of malposed canines among students of College of Dentistry/ University of Baghdad and evaluate the relation between canine malposition and occlusal features.
Material and method: The prevalence of buccally malposed canines was estimated by intra-oral visual examination of 250 young adult subjects (106 males and 144 females), their ages were between 19-24 years.
Results: The prevalence of the mandibular malposed canine (12%) was higher than the maxillary buccally malposed canine (10%). Generally, malposed canines were found higher in females than in males and mostly seen in class l Angle’s classification and buccally more than lingually.
Conclusion: A relationship exists between canine malposition and other occlusal features.
Keywords: tooth malposition, occlusal features, Angle classification
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