A technique for three-dimensional cephalometric analysis as an aid in evaluating changes in the craniofacial skeleton

Christy L. Haffner, Joel E. Pessa, Vikram P. Zadoo, Jaime R. Garza

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Abstract

A technique is presented for creating a standardized view for use in three-dimensional cephalometry. Three-dimensional cephalometric analysis has become a valuable tool in the assessment of skeletal remodeling, contour changes, and changes in proportion that occur with aging. Computer-assisted tomographic data can be used in either coronal or axial sections; the present study was performed with axially acquired data that was processed in several steps to achieve a standardized position of the facial skeleton for further evaluation. This technique may be a useful adjunct to standard cephalometrics to evaluate the craniofacial skeleton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalAngle Orthodontist
Volume69
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

Keywords

  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Craniofacial skeleton
  • Three-dimensional cephalometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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