Assessment of Skeletal and Dental Maturation in Different Facial Types of South Indian Population – A Comparative Study"
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
Aim:To assess the skeletal and dental maturation of different facial types in growing children of south Indian population. Material and Methods: This study comprised of 60 samples with age group of 9-13 years and divided into 3 groups i.e Average growth pattern (control), Vertical growth pattern and Horizontal growth pattern . Lateral cephalograph , Hand wrist radiograph and Panoramic radiograph of each sample was assessed for skeletal and dental age using CVMI, SMI stages and tooth
... n stages . Chronological age was recorded by their last date of birth .All data in the groups was analyzed by student t test. Results: Students t -test was applied and Statistically significant difference was noted with dental and skeletal ages betweenhorizontal and vertical growth pattern, Conclusion : Subjects with vertical growth pattern presented a tendency to have earlier dental and skeletal maturation compared to horizontal growth pattern .