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Background: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of malocclusion among children and adolescents population in various school of Leh. Methods: Final sample comprised of 691school children and adolescents (310 males and 380 females) with age range of 10-18 years. Prevalence of malocclusion was assessed by determining the percentage of children affected. Results: Angle?s Class I, Class II/1, Class II/2 and Class III malocclusion were observed in 87.4%, 8.7%, 1.4% and 2.5% respectively. Highest prevalence of 49% prevailed for bite depth of 26-50%. The prevalence of open bite (1.6%), overjet (52.2%), anterior crossbite (8.7%) and posterior crossbite (6.9%) was also determined. Conclusion: Prevalence of Angle?s Class I malocclusion was maximum, followed by Angle?s Class II/1 and Class III. Angle?s Class II/2 malocclusion was found to be the least among Leh school children.
Prevalence, Malocclusion, Children, Leh, India, Malocclusion, Experts opinion on orhtodontics, Pediatric Orthodontics