Comparative evaluation of maximum bite force and facial morphology-A cross sectional study

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Purpose: There seems to exist an interaction between craniofacial morphology and bite force. The purpose of the present study was therefore to compare the maximum bite force with various face forms and facial measurements. Method: A total of 212 samples were included in the study. Bite force was recorded using Flexiforce Sensors. Facial measurements included facial form, height and other measurements. Student t test, ANOVA test and Post hoc turkey test was applied. Results: The maximum bite force value showed significant increase, with increasing age. A statistically significant negative correlation was found between the maximum bite force to the ratio between lower anterior face height to total anterior face height. Maximum bite force value was recorded for the square face form and the lowest maximum for the tapering face form. Conclusion: Maximum bite force has significantly positive relationship with transverse facial dimensions, Reduced lower anterior facial height and gonial angle was related to maximum bite force and was significantly higher than subjects with long face.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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