Early Myofunctional Approach to Skeletal Class II

Therapy aimed at skeletal Class II subjects is carried out at the Odontology Clinic of Milan University in accordance with studies conducted by Petrovic and Stutzmann, with an initial orthopaedic phase focussing on condylar growth. Such a therapeutic phase is made to coincide with the peak of pre-pubertal growth, which we have identified by evaluating skeletal age by x-raying the wrist and hand, following the method according to Gianní. This is performed for the purpose of obtaining the greatest possible growth period, coupled to an acceptable duration of therapy.