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Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1992 Sep;102(3):277-84.

Angle classification revisited 2: a modified Angle classification.

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Department of Orthodontics, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

Edward Angle, in his classification of malocclusions, appears to have made Class I a range of abnormality, not a point of ideal occlusion. Current goals of orthodontic treatment, however, strive for the designation "Class I occlusion" to be synonymous with the point of ideal intermeshing and not a broad range. If contemporary orthodontists are to continue to use Class I as a goal, then it is appropriate that Dr. Angle's century-old classification, be modified to be more precise.

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PMID:
1510054
DOI:
10.1016/S0889-5406(05)81064-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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