skeletal relationships

skeletal relationships,

n.pl the orientations of bony parts to one another; usually the mandible to the maxillae or to the bases with which they articulate.
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All the group 1 patients (n = 12) with active CH treated with orthognathic surgery only grew into Class III occlusal and skeletal relationships and required additional surgical intervention to correct the resultant malocclusion.
This type, with a predominant horizontal growth vector, causes the mandible to grow forward of the maxilla, creating a Class III occlusal and skeletal relationship, although occasionally a vertical growth vector may occur (4).
Cephalometric analysis is the analysis of dental and skeletal relationships in the head.