Using Little's Irregularity Index in orthodontics: outdated and inaccurate?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/291058
Title:
Using Little's Irregularity Index in orthodontics: outdated and inaccurate?
Authors:
Macauley, Donal; Garvey, Thérèse M; Dowling, Adam H; Fleming, Garry J P
Affiliation:
Orthodontics Unit, Division of Public and Child Dental Health, Dublin Dental University Hospital, School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Citation:
Using Little's Irregularity Index in orthodontics: outdated and inaccurate? 2012, 40 (12):1127-33 J Dent
Journal:
Journal of dentistry
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/291058
DOI:
10.1016/j.jdent.2012.09.010
PubMed ID:
23000526
Abstract:
Little's Irregularity Index (LII) was devised to objectively score mandibular incisor alignment for epidemiological studies but has been extended to assess the relative performance of orthodontic brackets, retainer or treatment modalities. Our aim was to examine the repeatability and precision of LII measurements of four independent examiners on the maxillary arch of orthodontic patients. The hypothesis was that the reproducibility of individual contact point displacement measurements, used to calculate the LII score, are inappropriate.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1879-176X

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dc.contributor.authorMacauley, Donalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Thérèse Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Adam Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Garry J Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-14T11:38:57Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-14T11:38:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationUsing Little's Irregularity Index in orthodontics: outdated and inaccurate? 2012, 40 (12):1127-33 J Denten_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-176X-
dc.identifier.pmid23000526-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jdent.2012.09.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/291058-
dc.description.abstractLittle's Irregularity Index (LII) was devised to objectively score mandibular incisor alignment for epidemiological studies but has been extended to assess the relative performance of orthodontic brackets, retainer or treatment modalities. Our aim was to examine the repeatability and precision of LII measurements of four independent examiners on the maxillary arch of orthodontic patients. The hypothesis was that the reproducibility of individual contact point displacement measurements, used to calculate the LII score, are inappropriate.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of dentistryen_GB
dc.titleUsing Little's Irregularity Index in orthodontics: outdated and inaccurate?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOrthodontics Unit, Division of Public and Child Dental Health, Dublin Dental University Hospital, School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of dentistryen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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