[A longitudinal evaluation of the reliability of a growth forecast in a sample of an untreated population]

Minerva Stomatol. 1997 Mar;46(3):87-96.
[Article in Italian]


The aim of this study is to verify by a longitudinal study the reliability of growth forecast on a homogeneous Italian female sample. A cephalometric software was used and the result was enough reliable, especially in short term forecast. However, a constant tendency of the program to construct a forecast in hyperdivergency was found.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aging
  • Algorithms
  • Cephalometry / statistics & numerical data
  • Child
  • Female
  • Forecasting*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Maxillofacial Development*
  • Reproducibility of Results