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Skeletal Maturity Indicator

  • “The functional matrix is primary and the
  • presence, size, shape, spatial position, and
  • growth of any skeletal unit is secondary,
  • compensatory, and mechanically obligated to
  • changes in the size, shape, spatial position of
  • its related functional matrix”
  • Chronological age is often not sufficient for assessing the developmental stage and somatic maturity of the patient.
  • The biological age is determined from the skeletal, dental and morphologic age and
  •     the onset of puberty.
  • Due to individual variations in timing, duration and velocity of growth, skeletal age assessment is essential in formulating viable orthodontic treatment plans.

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