Assessment of the type of facial growth

Vesna Obradovic, Tatjana Kanjevac, Vesna Jovanovic, Vera Simic
2011 Medicinski casopis  
The viscerocranium to neurocranium ratio is 1:8 in infants, while in adults, when growth has been completed, it reduces to 1:3. For orthodontists, it is important to determine the way the face or each jaw grows and thus predict further growth so that the right therapy can be chosen or an anomaly corrected. Therefore, it is necessary to make a head profile radiograph i.e. cephalometric radiograph of the patient's head. The aim of this study is to present the most frequently used methods for
more » ... sis of the cephalograms in order to determine the type of facial growth. Today, it is known that growth persists throughout adulthood, although at a slow rate.
doi:10.5937/medcas1104031o fatcat:bommgourlvex5iugsc5og5k3ya