Skeletal maturation is an integral part of an individual’s pattern of growth and development. Accurate determination of skeletal maturity and remaining growth is crucial for many orthodontic, orthognathic and dental implant decisions. Cervical vertebral stages and hand-wrist radiographs are currently used to identify the peak mandibular bone growth. These are highly subjective techniques that not only involve radiographic exposure but also lack the ability to determine the intensity of the growth spurt and the end of growth. Accurate determination of skeletal maturity is required in dentistry for decisions in dentofacial orthopeadic therapy and orthognathic surgery for correction of skeletal discrepancy. The pubertal growth spurt is considered to be an advantageous period for orthopeadic corrections of the facial complex.
Dr. Aartika Singh is an assistant professor at Sharda college of dental sciences, Sharda University, always passionate to be an orthodontist and had keen interest in topic related to assessment of skeletal maturity and remaining growth as it is crucial for many orthodontic, orthographic and dental implant decisions.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Growth Assessment, Skeletal maturity indicators, cervical stage, hand wrist radiograph
MEDICAL / Dentistry / General