Evaluation of cervical posture of children in skeletal class I, II, and III

Michele D'Attilio, Sergio Caputi, Ettore Epifania, Felice Festa, Simona Tecco

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Previous studies on the relationship between morphological structure of the face and cervical posture have predominantly focused on vertical dimensions of the face. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there are significant differences in cervical posture in subjects with a different sagittal morphology of the face, i.e., a different skeletal class. One hundred twenty (120) children (60 males and 60 females, average age 9.5 yrs., SD±0.5) were admitted for orthodontic treatment. Selection criteria was: European ethnic origin, date of birth, considerable skeletal growth potential remaining and an absence of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Lateral skull radiographs were taken in mirror position. Subjects were divided into three groups based on their skeletal class. The cephalometric tracings included postural variables. The most interesting findings were: 1. children in skeletal class III showed a significantly lower cervical lordosis angle (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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