dental arch

Summary

Summary: The curve formed by the row of TEETH in their normal position in the JAW. The inferior dental arch is formed by the mandibular teeth, and the superior dental arch by the maxillary teeth.

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  1. Kullmer O, Benazzi S, Schulz D, Gunz P, Kordos L, Begun D. Dental arch restoration using tooth macrowear patterns with application to Rudapithecus hungaricus, from the late Miocene of Rudabánya, Hungary. J Hum Evol. 2013;64:151-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Dental arch reconstructions present as much of a challenge in paleoanthropology as in orthodontics and maxillo-facial surgery...
  2. Leenarts C, Bartzela T, Bronkhorst E, Semb G, Shaw W, Katsaros C, et al. Photographs of dental casts or digital models: rating dental arch relationships in bilateral cleft lip and palate. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;41:180-5 pubmed publisher
    Yardsticks have been developed to measure dental arch relations in cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients as diagnostic proxies for the underlying skeletal relationship...
  3. Slaj M, Spalj S, Jelusic D, Slaj M. Discriminant factor analysis of dental arch dimensions with 3-dimensional virtual models. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;140:680-7 pubmed publisher
    The form and the size of a dental arch are products of the configuration and the naturally established balance of the jaw, alveolar bone, and muscles...
  4. Lee S, Lee S, Lim J, Park H, Wheeler T. Method to classify dental arch forms. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;140:87-96 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to propose a method to classify dental arch forms of subjects with normal occlusion into several types that can ensure both goodness of fit and clinical application.
  5. Faggion C. The shortened dental arch revisited: from evidence to recommendations by the use of the GRADE approach. J Oral Rehabil. 2011;38:940-9 pubmed publisher
    ..decide whether or not to treat patients with loss of posterior teeth, a condition called the shortened dental arch (SDA)...
  6. Al Khatib A, Rajion Z, Masudi S, Hassan R, Townsend G. Validity and reliability of tooth size and dental arch measurements: a stereo photogrammetric study. Aust Orthod J. 2012;28:22-9 pubmed
    ..The development of three-dimensional computer imaging has many applications in dentistry, including the analysis of dental casts...
  7. Bayome M, Sameshima G, Kim Y, Nojima K, Baek S, Kook Y. Comparison of arch forms between Egyptian and North American white populations. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;139:e245-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphologic differences in the mandibular arches of Egyptian and North American white subjects...
  8. Fudalej P, Katsaros C, Dudkiewicz Z, Offert B, Piwowar W, Kuijpers M, et al. Dental arch relationships following palatoplasty for cleft lip and palate repair. J Dent Res. 2012;91:47-51 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we investigated the dental arch relationship in two groups, Exposed (47 children; 11.2 yrs) and Unexposed (61 children; 11...
  9. Ribeiro M, Rosa M, Lima R, Vargas A, Haddad J, Ferreira e Ferreira E. Edentulism and shortened dental arch in Brazilian elderly from the National Survey of Oral Health 2003. Rev Saude Publica. 2011;45:817-23 pubmed
    To describe the distribution of edentulism and estimate the prevalence of functional dentition and shortened dental arch among elderly population.

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  1. De Felippe N, Bhushan N, Da Silveira A, Viana G, Smith B. Long-term effects of orthodontic therapy on the maxillary dental arch and nasal cavity. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2009;136:490.e1-8; discussion 490-1 pubmed publisher
    Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) can enlarge the maxillary dental arch while increasing nasal cavity volume and nasal valve area, and decreasing upper airway resistance over time...
  2. Mars M, Batra P, Worrell E. Complete unilateral cleft lip and palate: validity of the five-year index and the Goslon yardstick in predicting long-term dental arch relationships. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2006;43:557-62 pubmed
    ..To assess the validity of the 5-year index by subjecting study models at the age of 5 years to both the 5-year index and the Goslon yardstick, and then relating these results to the Goslon ratings at 10 years...
  3. Lux C, Conradt C, Burden D, Komposch G. Dental arch widths and mandibular-maxillary base widths in Class II malocclusions between early mixed and permanent dentitions. Angle Orthod. 2003;73:674-85 pubmed
    ..In the Class II/1 subjects the deviations in molar differences observed at 15 years of age were established already at 7 years of age and maintained during 7 and 15 years of age...
  4. Tibana R, Palagi L, Miguel J. Changes in dental arch measurements of young adults with normal occlusion--a longitudinal study. Angle Orthod. 2004;74:618-23 pubmed
    ..In the sample studied, changes were statistically significant for overbite, incisors irregularity, and arch perimeter after a mean period of seven years and two months. These changes can be observed in both sexes...
  5. Lindsten R, Ogaard B, Larsson E, Bjerklin K. Transverse dental and dental arch depth dimensions in the mixed dentition in a skeletal sample from the 14th to the 19th century and Norwegian children and Norwegian Sami children of today. Angle Orthod. 2002;72:439-48 pubmed
    Secular changes in transverse dental arch dimensions and dental arch depth were studied. Four cohorts with mixed dentitions were selected...
  6. Santoni S, Sakka L, Garcier J. Dental arch relations analysed in a 14th century fossil skull of the Sao tribe, Cameroon. Coll Antropol. 2005;29:421-7 pubmed
    ..It was a fine example of balanced wear for post-canine sectors. In spite of the lower canine extrusion, due to tribal mutilation of anterior teeth and to subsequent labret wearing, the interarch relations seemed not to have been altered...
  7. Bartzela T, Katsaros C, Shaw W, Rønning E, Rizell S, Bronkhorst E, et al. A longitudinal three-center study of dental arch relationship in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010;47:167-74 pubmed publisher
    To compare and evaluate longitudinally the dental arch relationships from 4.5 to 13.5 years of age with the Bauru-BCLP Yardstick in a large sample of patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP)...
  8. Arslan S, Kama J, Sahin S, Hamamci O. Longitudinal changes in dental arches from mixed to permanent dentition in a Turkish population. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2007;132:576.e15-21 pubmed
    ..Our aim in this study was to investigate the longitudinal changes in dental arch dimensions during the transition from mixed dentition (T1) to permanent dentition (T2) in children living in ..
  9. Montero J, Bravo M, Hernandez L, Dib A. Effect of arch length on the functional well-being of dentate adults. J Oral Rehabil. 2009;36:338-45 pubmed publisher
    ..The subjects (n = 624) were classified as complete dental arch (CDA), interrupted dental arch (IDA) or shortened dental arches (SDA), depending on the length and continuity ..
  10. Pirilä Parkkinen K, Pirttiniemi P, Nieminen P, Tolonen U, Pelttari U, Löppönen H. Dental arch morphology in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Eur J Orthod. 2009;31:160-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The differences between the dental arch measurements of the OSA, snoring, and control groups were studied using analysis of variance followed by Duncan'..
  11. Iikubo M, Kobayashi A, Kojima I, Ikeda H, Sakamoto M, Sasano T. Excessive lateral dental arch expansion in experimentally developed acromegaly-like rats. Arch Oral Biol. 2008;53:924-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate morphological changes in the dental arches of acromegaly-like rats recently developed by means of exogenous IGF-I administration...
  12. Baba K, Igarashi Y, Nishiyama A, John M, Akagawa Y, Ikebe K, et al. The relationship between missing occlusal units and oral health-related quality of life in patients with shortened dental arches. Int J Prosthodont. 2008;21:72-4 pubmed
    ..An increase of 1 missing occlusal unit was associated with an increase of 2.1 OHIP-J units (95% CI: 0.6-3.5, P = .02) in a linear regression analysis. Missing occlusal units are related to OHRQoL impairment in subjects with SDAs...
  13. Warren J, Bishara S. Comparison of dental arch measurements in the primary dentition between contemporary and historic samples. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2001;119:211-5 pubmed
    The purpose of this study was to investigate secular changes that may have occurred in dental arch dimensions by comparing a sample of contemporary North American white children (born between 1992 and 1995) in the primary dentition to ..
  14. Forster C, Sunga E, Chung C. Relationship between dental arch width and vertical facial morphology in untreated adults. Eur J Orthod. 2008;30:288-94 pubmed publisher
    The objectives of this study were to investigate if a relationship exists between dental arch width and the vertical facial pattern determined by the steepness of the mandibular plane, and to examine the differences in dental arch widths ..
  15. Niedzielska I. Third molar influence on dental arch crowding. Eur J Orthod. 2005;27:518-23 pubmed
    ..Changes in dental arch dimensions were assessed in 47 patients (36 females, 11 males) three years following either removal of the ..
  16. Slaj M, Jezina M, Lauc T, Rajić Mestrović S, Miksić M. Longitudinal dental arch changes in the mixed dentition. Angle Orthod. 2003;73:509-14 pubmed
    The purpose of this study was to investigate dental arch changes that occurred during the mixed dentition in 30 normal occlusion children. Two analyses were done...
  17. Triviño T, Siqueira D, Scanavini M. A new concept of mandibular dental arch forms with normal occlusion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008;133:10.e15-22 pubmed publisher
    Because it is important to maintain dental arch dimensions during orthodontic therapy, all possible dental arch forms must be evaluated.
  18. Sidlauskas A, Trakiniene G. Effect of the lower third molars on the lower dental arch crowding. Stomatologija. 2006;8:80-4 pubmed
    Increasing lower dental arch crowding with the age is a recognized clinical problem, and one that has become more apparent in recent years as more adults retain their teeth longer...
  19. Swennen G, Mommaerts M, Abeloos J, De Clercq C, Lamoral P, Neyt N, et al. The use of a wax bite wafer and a double computed tomography scan procedure to obtain a three-dimensional augmented virtual skull model. J Craniofac Surg. 2007;18:533-9 pubmed
    ..However, from a clinical workload, data handling, and computational point of view, this method is too time-consuming to be introduced in the clinical routine...
  20. Witter D, Kreulen C, Mulder J, Creugers N. Signs and symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders--Follow-up of subjects with shortened and complete dental arches. J Dent. 2007;35:521-7 pubmed
    ..To assess prevalence of cardinal signs and symptoms related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in subjects with shortened dental arches and to clarify the individual course of these signs and symptoms...
  21. Diouf J, Ngom P, Badiane A, Cisse B, Ndoye C, Diop Ba K, et al. Influence of the mode of nutritive and non-nutritive sucking on the dimensions of primary dental arches. Int Orthod. 2010;8:372-85 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the influence of the mode of nutritive suckling and non-nutritive sucking habits (NNSH) on the measurements of the dental arches...
  22. Lindsten R, Ogaard B, Larsson E. Dental arch space and permanent tooth size in the mixed dentition of a skeletal sample from the 14th to the 19th centuries and 3 contemporary samples. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2002;122:48-58 pubmed
    b>Dental arch space and permanent tooth size in the mixed dentition were studied in 4 cohorts: (1) 48 skulls from the 14th to the 19th centuries from The Schreiner Collection in the Department of Anatomy, University of Oslo; (2) 39 boys ..
  23. Taner T, Ciger S, El H, Germec D, Es A. Evaluation of dental arch width and form changes after orthodontic treatment and retention with a new computerized method. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2004;126:464-75; discussion 475-6 pubmed
    ..Types of dental arch forms were defined by superimposing them with the pentamorphic arch system, which included 5 different types of ..
  24. Ward D, Workman J, Brown R, Richmond S. Changes in arch width. A 20-year longitudinal study of orthodontic treatment. Angle Orthod. 2006;76:6-13 pubmed
    The changes in the dental arch dimensions that occur as a result of growth and treatment are of interest to the orthodontist and require careful consideration during treatment planning...
  25. Kanno T, Carlsson G. A review of the shortened dental arch concept focusing on the work by the Käyser/Nijmegen group. J Oral Rehabil. 2006;33:850-62 pubmed
    ..special focus on publications of the Käyser/Nijmegen group, and to evaluate the discussions on the shortened dental arch concept found in the literature...
  26. Vandana K, Savitha B. Thickness of gingiva in association with age, gender and dental arch location. J Clin Periodontol. 2005;32:828-30 pubmed
    ..Many features are genetically determined; others seem to be influenced by tooth size, shape and position and biological phenomena such as gender, growth and age...
  27. Montaldo L, Montaldo P, Cuccaro P, Caramico N, Minervini G. Effects of feeding on non-nutritive sucking habits and implications on occlusion in mixed dentition. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2011;21:68-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Several studies have determined the effects of non-nutritive sucking habits on malocclusions, but provided conflicting results...
  28. Walter M, Weber A, Marré B, Gitt I, Gerss J, Hannak W, et al. The randomized shortened dental arch study: tooth loss. J Dent Res. 2010;89:818-22 pubmed publisher
    The evidence concerning the management of shortened dental arch (SDA) cases is sparse...
  29. Sayin M, Turkkahraman H. Comparison of dental arch and alveolar widths of patients with Class II, division 1 malocclusion and subjects with Class I ideal occlusion. Angle Orthod. 2004;74:356-60 pubmed
    This study evaluates dental arch and alveolar widths of patients with Class II, division 1 malocclusion. Thirty female patients with Class II, division 1 malocclusion were compared with 30 female subjects with Class I ideal occlusion...
  30. de Sa e Frias V, Toothaker R, Wright R. Shortened dental arch: a review of current treatment concepts. J Prosthodont. 2004;13:104-10 pubmed
    ..patients according to inflexible postulates may be detrimental to the individual patient and the concept of a variable and patient-specific optimal dentition should be considered, especially in the context of the shortened dental arch.
  31. Jepson N, Allen F, Moynihan P, Kelly P, Thomason M. Patient satisfaction following restoration of shortened mandibular dental arches in a randomized controlled trial. Int J Prosthodont. 2003;16:409-14 pubmed
    ..This pilot study investigated patient satisfaction following restoration of mandibular shortened dental arches...
  32. Zhou L, Mok C, Hagg U, McGrath C, Bendeus M, Wu J. Anteroposterior dental arch and jaw-base relationships in a population sample. Angle Orthod. 2008;78:1023-9 pubmed publisher
    To determine the association between the anteroposterior relationship of the dental arch and the anteroposterior relationship of the jaw-base in a Chinese population sample.
  33. DeLong R, Heinzen M, Hodges J, Ko C, Douglas W. Accuracy of a system for creating 3D computer models of dental arches. J Dent Res. 2003;82:438-42 pubmed
    ..Accuracy +/- precision for the casts and impressions was 0.024 +/- 0.002 mm and 0.013 +/- 0.003 mm, respectively. The system produced computer models with sufficient accuracy for clinical application...
  34. Garrahy A, Millett D, Ayoub A. Early assessment of dental arch development in repaired unilateral cleft lip and unilateral cleft lip and palate versus controls. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2005;42:385-91 pubmed
    To evaluate dental arch relationships and dimensions, relative to an age matched noncleft sample, in Caucasian 3-year-old children with repaired unilateral cleft lip (UCL) or unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP).
  35. Lewinstein I, Ganor Y, Pilo R. Abutment positioning in a cantilevered shortened dental arch: a clinical report and static analysis. J Prosthet Dent. 2003;89:227-31 pubmed
    This article describes the extension of a shortened dental arch with a cantilever fixed partial denture in a patient who refused to be treated with an implant-supported and retained prosthesis...
  36. Al Omari I, Duaibis R, Al Bitar Z. Application of Pont's Index to a Jordanian population. Eur J Orthod. 2007;29:627-31 pubmed
    ..25 to 0.39. It was concluded that Pont's Index should not be used to pre-determine ideal arch width values in Jordanian individuals...
  37. Huang C, Wang W, Liou E, Chen Y, Chen P, Noordhoff M. Effects of cheiloplasty on maxillary dental arch development in infants with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2002;39:513-6 pubmed
    To identify and analyze quantitatively the development of the maxillary dental arch before and after cheiloplasty.
  38. Nojima K, McLaughlin R, Isshiki Y, Sinclair P. A comparative study of Caucasian and Japanese mandibular clinical arch forms. Angle Orthod. 2001;71:195-200 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that there is no single arch form specific to any of the Angle classifications or ethnic groups. It appears to be the frequency of a particular arch form that varies among Angle classifications or ethnic groups...
  39. Thilander B. Dentoalveolar development in subjects with normal occlusion. A longitudinal study between the ages of 5 and 31 years. Eur J Orthod. 2009;31:109-20 pubmed publisher
    ..A continuous increase of palatal height up to adulthood seems to be an effect of a slow continuous eruption of the teeth. This finding is also of significance in explaining the infraposition of implant-supported crowns...
  40. Boley J, Mark J, Sachdeva R, Buschang P. Long-term stability of Class I premolar extraction treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2003;124:277-87 pubmed
  41. Williams A, Sandy J. Risk factors for poor dental arch relationships in young children born with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003;111:586-93 pubmed
    To identify risk factors for poor dental arch relationships in children with unilateral cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom, the authors performed a cross-sectional outcome study with retrospective data capture of treatment ..
  42. Witter D, Creugers N, Kreulen C, de Haan A. Occlusal stability in shortened dental arches. J Dent Res. 2001;80:432-6 pubmed
    ..Since the differences remained constant over time, we conclude that shortened dental arches can provide long-term occlusal stability. Occlusal changes were self-limiting, indicating a new occlusal equilibrium...
  43. Yemitan T, daCosta O, Sanu O, Isiekwe M. Effects of digit sucking on dental arch dimensions in the primary dentition. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2010;39:55-61 pubmed
    ..this study was to assess the effects of the duration and type of digit sucking habits (thumb or finger) on the dental arch dimensions of children with digit sucking habit; and compare the findings with children without the habit...
  44. Eguchi S, Townsend G, Richards L, Hughes T, Kasai K. Genetic contribution to dental arch size variation in Australian twins. Arch Oral Biol. 2004;49:1015-24 pubmed
    ..of this study was to quantify the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to variations in dental arch breadth, length and palatal height in a sample of Australian twins, and to estimate heritabilities using modern ..
  45. Ling J, Wong R. Dental arch widths of Southern Chinese. Angle Orthod. 2009;79:54-63 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the dental arch width of the Southern Chinese across buccal cusps, central fossae, or lingual cusps and compare these values with study findings in different populations and using different definitions.
  46. Kyllar M, Witter K. Gingival thickness in dogs: association with age, gender, and dental arch location. J Vet Dent. 2008;25:106-9 pubmed
    ..Gingival thickness differs between individuals, and is associated with age, gender, and location on the dental arch. Different gingival phenotypes exist in the human population according to the thickness of gingiva...
  47. Schaefer K, Lauc T, Mitteroecker P, Gunz P, Bookstein F. Dental arch asymmetry in an isolated Adriatic community. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2006;129:132-42 pubmed
    ..In an inbred Adriatic island population, we expected dental arch fluctuating asymmetry 1) to be higher than in an outbred sample from the same island, and 2) within this ..
  48. Aksu M, Kocadereli I. Arch width changes in extraction and nonextraction treatment in class I patients. Angle Orthod. 2005;75:948-52 pubmed
    The aim of this retrospective study was to examine the dental arch width changes of extraction and nonextraction treatment in Class I patients...
  49. Nie Q, Lin J. A comparison of dental arch forms between Class II Division 1 and normal occlusion assessed by euclidean distance matrix analysis. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2006;129:528-35 pubmed
    The purpose of the study was to use euclidean distance matrix analysis to compare dental arch forms between subjects with Class II Division 1 malocclusions and normal occlusions.
  50. Aznar T, Galán A, Marin I, Dominguez A. Dental arch diameters and relationships to oral habits. Angle Orthod. 2006;76:441-5 pubmed
    The objective was to analyze variations in dental arch width in relation to oral habits. Maxillary and mandibular intercanine and intermolar distance were determined in relation to certain oral habits in 1297 children (ages 3 to 6 years)...
  51. Defraia E, Baroni G, Marinelli A. Dental arch dimensions in the mixed dentition: a study of Italian children born in the 1950s and the 1990s. Angle Orthod. 2006;76:446-51 pubmed
    The objective of this study was to compare the dental arch dimensions in the mixed dentition in two modern samples living in the same geographic area and separated by almost 35 years...
  52. Mutinelli S, Cozzani M, Manfredi M, Siciliani G. Dental arch analysis system. Prog Orthod. 2004;5:200-11 pubmed
    ..is to describe a computerized method, which enables orthodontists and researchers to analyze variation of dental arch form and dimension...
  53. Banabilh S, Rajion Z, Samsudin R, Singh G. Dental arch shape and size in Malay schoolchildren with Class II malocclusion. Aust Orthod J. 2006;22:99-103 pubmed
    ..To quantify and localise differences in Class I and Class II dental arches in Malay schoolchildren...