The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate if the
hyoid position may be taken as an indicator of
the lingual position, and to analyze if the hyoid
position forward or backward coincide with the cephalometric
findings seen in the alterations of the
286 teleradiographies where studied, and the distance
hyoid-gnathion was used to localize the hyoid on
the horizontal plane.
When comparing the hyoid-gnathion distance by
means of different cephalometric measurements, the
results of this research show that this parameter is
not a genuine indicator of lingual performance.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2000;30(2):125-131)