Orthodontic treatment plan changed by 3D images

Admin Dental Press

Edition V16N01 | Year 2011 | Editorial Article | Pages 75 to 80

Iury Oliveira Castro , Carlos Estrela , José Valladares-neto

Introduction: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) was introduced in the 90?s and studies have improved its use in dentistry. Objective: The aim of this article was to investigate the influence of three-dimensional (3D) images in orthodontic treatment planning. Methods: Two clinical situations (bone dehiscence and cervical resorption) were described by 3D images. Results: The orthodontic treatment plan was redirected to a simplified mechanics and control of the lesions during orthodontic treatment. Conclusion: 3D images are able to increase diagnostic accuracy and redirect orthodontic treatment plan.

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