Timing of early Class III treatment using growth modification remains debated, as do the morphological outcomes in individuals. 3D imaging provides enhanced visualization and analysis of cranioskeletal structures, both for planning of orthodontic treatments as well as advancing research in the field of craniofacial orthopedics. This lecture will evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of CBCT with an emphasis on the cranial base, and speculate on how 3D imaging can impact the future of Class III orthopedic treatments.
Discuss 3 dimensional outcomes of Class III orthopedic treatment modalities.
Illustrate the integration of cranial base and midfacial regions and relate this to potential treatment outcomes.
Evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of CBCT and other 3D imaging modalities in orthopedic Class III correction.