Applicability of Mixed Dentition Analyses on Indian Population: A Literature Review

Deepika Patidar

Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Science and Hospital, Rau, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dinesh Chand Patidar *

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Prediction of mesiodistal tooth dimension of the unerupted permanent canines and premolars are the essential component of diagnosis and treatment planning, to better manage the tooth size and arch length discrepancies in mixed dentition period. Mixed dentition analyses are used to predict the mesiodistal width of the unerupted premolars and canines and the amount of space available in the dental arch for the alignment of the succedaneous teeth. Tooth size prediction values are not universal for all ethnic and racial groups and the accuracy and applicability of various space analyses on populations of other ethnic groups has been uncertain and questioned. This literature review observed the accuracy and applicability of mixed dentition analyses on Indian population variable and questionable. Population adjusted new regression equation may be useful in the accuracy and applicability of these analyses.

Keywords: Mixed dentition, tooth size, space analyses

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Patidar , D., & Patidar , D. C. (2023). Applicability of Mixed Dentition Analyses on Indian Population: A Literature Review. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences, 6(1), 155–160. Retrieved from


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