The aim of this study was to analyse skeletal, dental and arch morphology in a group of subjects with dental
agenesis and to compare it with a control group. Study design: 2 groups of subjects were selected: an experimental group
(84 patients) with tooth agenesis and a control group (84 subjects) without tooth agenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS
Skeletal, dental, morphological and aesthetic parameters were studied using lateral and posteroanterior cephalograms and
dental casts. RESULTS; Transversal and sagittal measurements showed a significant decrease in maxillary size associated
with tooth agenesis in the agenesis group. No changes were observed in mandibular size.
should consider that patients with agenesis present altered craniofacial dimensions.
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