Odontology 2021 Jan 10;109(1):201-209. Epub 2020 Apr 10.
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Graduate School of Life Dentistry At Niigata, 1-8 Hamaura-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 951-8580, Japan.
The aim of this study was to reveal the correlations between bilateral agenesis of third molars (M3s) and skeletal morphology in Japanese male and female orthodontic patients. Sixty patients (30 males, 30 females), with bilateral agenesis of maxillary M3s and without agenesis of mandibular M3s (group U), and 60 patients (30 males, 30 females), with bilateral agenesis of mandibular M3s and without agenesis of maxillary M3s (group L), were selected as agenesis groups. Additionally, 60 patients (30 males, 30 females) with all four M3s were selected as the control group (group C). Read More