A catenary analysis of the maxillary dental arch during human embryogenesis.


Human embryos aged six and one-half through 12 weeks were studied to determine the morphological changes in shape of the maxillary dental arch during this early developmental period. Age was determined by crown-rump lengths using the table of Patten ('53). When compared to a reference catenary curve, the embryonic dental arch exhibited several time-linked… (More)


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