Skeletal Asymmetries in 3-D: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
This lecture presents ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment planning of skeletal asymmetries and answers questions about involvement of the cranial base, maxilla, mandibular body, ramus and/or condyle. Direct measurements of right and left differences in CBCT slices can lead to misdiagnosis of asymmetry location and treatment planning. Diagnosis of skeletal asymmetries requires proper use of mirroring image techniques and understanding of positional and morphology differences between left and right sides in the 3 planes of space.
Evaluate how to diagnose facial asymmetry components and location
Recognize how CBCT and 3D modeling can be tricky and actually mislead diagnosis.
The Why, What, Who, How and When of CBCT in Clinical Orthodontics
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is no longer a new tool in orthodontics, but still can create a lot of confusion and controversy. Radiographic equipment are now coming with more options than ever, which can be very confusing in clinical orthodontics. This presentation will show how to better handle the present situation where 2D and 3D are both available, and how to decide what to use in every case.