Maxillary Arch Dimensions in Libyans

Original article


H. M. Faituri, V. Venkaiah

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G. S. P. L. A. J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol.16, No.1-2. January/July 1993: 69- 74


Face has special characteristic features in each race; such as Mongoloid face, Roman face, etc.. The upper and lower jaws together form an important part in aesthetic profile. The most important bone of the face is Maxilla, whose shape and size not only affect the facial profile but also play a major role in functional aspects, like speech, breathing and mastication. This study was conducted among Libyans of 13 – 16 years of age, with normal facial profiles and dental occlusion to find the normal height, length, width and perimeter of the maxillary dental arch. The results are analyzed and discussed with reference to sex and racial variability.

Keywords: Maxillary Arch Dimensions in Libyans