Relationship between cervical lordosis and facial morphology in Caucasian women with a skeletal class II malocclusion: A cross-sectional study

Felice Festa, Simona Tecco, Marco Dolci, Fabio Ciufolo, Silvio Di Meo, Maria R. Filippi, Anna L. Ferritto, Michele D'Attillio

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Abstract

Several published studies show a relationship between craniofacial morphology and head posture. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between cervical lordosis angle and mandibular length from lateral skull radiographs, and to investigate the relationship between mandibular retrusion and cervical lordosis angle decreasing. The sample comprised 70 Caucasian adult women, average 27.4, in skeletal class II and Angle class II. Lateral skull radiographs were obtained in natural head position (mirror position). Ten morphological variables were individuated on tracings. In order to assess errors due to landmark identification, double measurements were made in ten randomly selected radiographs and were compared with Dahlberg's formula. A Sperman's rank correlation test showed a negative correlation (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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