The three forms of biological age determination used most widely are based on the degree of development of the skeleton, the teeth , and sexual maturation.
Skeletal age can be determined by Dr. Perih at the office by taking an x-ray of your child’s hand. This x-ray uses the development of the finger and wrist bones to determine the maturation of their skeleton at the present time. Taken along with their exact height, Dr. Perih can predict your child’s future final height.
Dental age is determined by an intraoral examination and if needed a panoramic xray provided by your dentist or taken by Dr. Perih.
Sexual maturation is determined by a thorough health history provided by the family. Dr. Perih utilizes information about these three factors to determine how and when orthodontic treatment should begin.