L'Orthodontie Française


Computerized method for calculating cervical vertebral maturation Volume 91, issue 4, Décembre 2020


  • Figure 1

  • Figure 2

  • Figure 3

  • Figure 4

  • Figure 5

  • Figure 6

  • Figure 7

  • Figure 8

  • Figure 9

  • Figure 10

  • Figure 11

  • Figure 12


1 Centre Abel Caumartin, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, sous-section ODF, Université de Lille, place de Verdun, 59000 Lille, France
2 SCALab, UMR9193, CNRS, Université de Lille, rue du barreau, BP 60149, 59653 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France
* Correspondance
a Auteur décédé.


For Helm, “the rhythm of facial growth often governs the course of orthodontic treatment”. The moment of treatment is an important dimension for our therapy to last a minimum of time with a greatest chance of success and stability. This notion of processing time is a daily requirement in our practices. The radiographs of the wrists will gradually disappear according to the ALARA principle, since we can in a single irradiation, via the profile radiography, have sufficient information to situate the patient on its growth curve. The vertebral stages are good biological indicators of individual skeletal maturity but their interpretation remains difficult.