ABSTRACT: Abstract Objective: To compare arch perimeter and teeth size, number, and shape between the two sides of the dental arch-the canine displacement side (DS) and the nondisplacement side (NDS)-in subjects with unilateral palatally displaced canine (PDC). Materials and Methods: Orthopantomograms (OPTs) of 240 subjects with unilateral PDC and 240 OPT matching controls were used. Additionally, study casts of 100 study subjects and 100 controls were used. The age of subjects ranged between 14 and 25 years. Dental casts were digitized and several parameters were recorded. Results: The transverse width from midpalatal line to the buccal segment and the palatal area on the DS was larger than that in the NDS (P < .05 to .001), with no difference in tooth size between both sides. Maxillary second premolars, canines, and lateral incisors in the PDC group were smaller than those in control group. Peg-shaped lateral incisors were significantly more frequent in the study group (P < .001). Conclusions: The transverse width of the DS was larger than that of the NDS. Both sides were generally smaller than those of the control group. Tooth size in the DS was comparable to that in the NDS but smaller than those of the control group. A missing or peg-shaped lateral incisor was the most common reported anomaly.
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