Wits Appraisal Among Qatari Females: A Comparative Study


  •   Hayder Abdallah Hashim

  •   Najah AL-Sayed

  •   Feras Abed AL Jawad

  •   Ayah AL-Qaisi


Introduction: The goal of cephalometric analysis is to determine the skeletal and dental relationships that exist in an individual patient. The objectives of the present study were to establish the Wits appraisal for Qatari females and to compare the results with previous reported results in different racial groups.

Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 34 lateral cephalometric radiographs of Qatari female patients with age range from18 to 25 years old presented with well-balanced face and acceptable profile. 

Results: The mean value of the Wits appraisal for Qatari females in the present study was -0.62 ± 3.8. The Wits appraisal mean value of the present study revealed that no statistically significant difference between the Qatari females and the original data of Jacobson.  On the other hand, significant differences were found when compared to other populations from several reports.

Conclusion: The Wits appraisal among Qatari females was -0.62 with standard deviation of 3.8. Care should be taken in growing and developing children where variation in dental height exists and may confuse the Wits value. The Wits appraisal could be used as a moderator to ANB angle in boarder line cases. It is recommended to incorporate angular measurements using 3D imaging software which increases diagnostic accuracy for the least amount of existed discrepancy.

Keywords: Cephalometric; Orthodontic treatment; Wits appraisal


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Hashim, H., AL-Sayed, N., AL Jawad, F., & AL-Qaisi, A. (2020). Wits Appraisal Among Qatari Females: A Comparative Study. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.4.365

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