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Class III dento-skeletal anomalies: rotational growth and treatment timing.
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PMID:  16646641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The interception of a Class III malocclusion requires a long-term growth prediction in order to estimate the subject's evolution from the prepubertal phase to adulthood. The aim of this retrospective longitudinal study was to highlight the differences in facial morphology in relation to the direction of mandibular growth in a sample of subjects with Class III skeletal anomalies divided on the basis of their Petrovic's auxological categories and rotational types. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 20 patients (11 females and 9 males) who started therapy before reaching their pubertal peak and were followed up for a mean of 4.3 years (range: 3.9-5.5 years). RESULTS: Despite the small sample size, the definition of the rotational type of growth was the main diagnostic element for setting the correct individualised therapy. CONCLUSION: We therefore believe that the observation of a larger sample would reinforce the diagnostic-therapeutic validity of Petrovic's auxological categories, allow an evaluation off all rotational types, and improve the statistical significance of the results obtained.
G Mosca; C Grippaudo; P Marchionni; R Deli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1591-996X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121881     Medline TA:  Eur J Paediatr Dent     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Catholic University of Rome Sacro Cuore, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Orthodontic Service Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Face / anatomy & histology
Longitudinal Studies
Malocclusion, Angle Class III / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Mandible / physiopathology*
Maxillofacial Development*
Orthodontics, Interceptive
Retrospective Studies
Vertical Dimension

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