Assessment of skeletal maturation using mandibular second molar maturation stages.


OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between cervical vertebrae maturation and mandibular second molar calcification stages. STUDY DESIGN The study was designed as a retrospective, descriptive and crosssectional research project. Pre-treatment lateral cephalograms and panoramic radiographs of 99 males and 110 females in the age range of 7 to 18… (More)