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Angle’s classification of first molar occlusion among patients attending a private orthodontic clinic in Sulaimani City

Anwar Ahmad Amin, Awder Nuree Arf & Zhwan Jamal Rashid

College of Dentistry, University of Sulaimani



Objectives: The aim of this study were to find the prevalence of Angle’s classification and distribution of malocclusion amongst patients attending a private orthodontic clinic in Sulaimani City.

Pre-treatment orthodontic records of 171 patients of both genders and different age groups fulfilled selection criteria were obtained for the study. The data from case sheets and dental casts were analyzed to determine the prevalence of angles class I, class II, and class III malocclusion.

Malocclusion was found to be higher in females than males. Patient’s malocclusions were as follow: 56 (33%) Class I, 83 (48%) Class II, and 32 (19%) Class III. Patients of 12-17 years age group were found to be  more interested in orthodontic treatment than other age groups.

Class II malocclusion created almost half of the patients seeking orthodontic treatment in private clinic in Sulaimani City. Furthermore majority of orthodontic cases were young patients (12-17 age group) with females showing a higher percentage than males.

Keywords: Dental malocclusion, Angle’s classification, Orthodontic patient.


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