Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

5-2009

Publisher

International Association for Identification

Source Publication

Journal of Forensic Identification

Source ISSN

0895-173X

Abstract

This study sought to demonstrate a correlation between arch width, ethnic background, individual height, weight, and whether orthodontic treatment had been rendered. Conclusions revealed that arch widths were significantly larger (p= 0.002 for the mandible and p= 0.008 for the maxilla) in non-Whites than in Whites. In addition, arch widths of the mandible were significantly larger in individuals who had had orthodontic treatment compared to those who had not (p=0.005). This did not carry through to those arch widths in the maxilla of orthodontic versus nonorthodontic care (p=0.258).

Comments

Published Version. Journal of Forensic Identification, Volume 59, No. 3, (200): 268-274. © International Association for Identification 2009. Used with permission.

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