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Handicapping Labio-Lingual Deviation (HLD) Index

Purpose:

To use the Handicapping Labio-Lingual Deviation (HLD) Index to evaluate a person for orthodontic handicap.

Specialty:

Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, psychological response

ICD-10:

K07, Q35, Q37

Description:

The Handicapping Labio-Lingual Deviation (HLD) Index was developed to fill the need for a simple, reproducible and valid method for identifying patients with a physical handicap arising from dental abnormalities.

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