ASSESSMENT OF CORRELATION BETWEEN CRANIAL BASE ANGLE AND SKELETAL DYSPLASIAS
Cranial base growth effects the growth and rotation of entire viscreocranium. The cranial base through its articulation with maxilla and mandible is thought to have an impact on anteroposterior jaw positions.Although Scientific literature indicates a relation between deflection of cranial base and skeletal discrepancies, various studies done on effect of cranial base growth on facial complex seems to show conflicting results depicting both positive and negative correlation between the the two entities.
The aim and purpose of this study, therefore, was to evaluate and assess the relationship and correlation (if there is any ) between various skeletal malocclusion and angle of cranial base.Cranial base angles (N-S-Ar)(N-S-Ba) were traced measured on lateral cephalograms of 100 patients with different horizontal skeletal dysplasias.
In this study no differences were recorded between cranial base deflection angles (NSAr and NSBa) and three malocclusions groups I.e. Class I ,II and III. This study did not find/record any correlationship between cranial base angle and various skeletal dysplasias.