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Dentofacial Asymmetries: Challenging Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

Agrawal M, Agrawal JA, Nanjannawar L, Fulari S, Kagi V - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Asymmetries can be classified according to the structures involved into skeletal, dental and functional.Dental asymmetries, as well as a variety of functional deviations, can be managed orthodontically, whereas significant structural facial asymmetries require a comprehensive orthodontic and orthognathic management.The following article also contains a case report highlighting the importance of proper diagnosis in treatment plan for management of dentofacial asymmetry.

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Affiliation: Reader, Department of Orthodontics, Bharati Dental College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Dentofacial asymmetry is quite common and when sufficiently severe can require surgical orthodontic intervention. Asymmetries can be classified according to the structures involved into skeletal, dental and functional. In diagnosing asymmetries, a thorough clinical examination and radiographic survey are essential to determine the extent of soft tissue, skeletal, dental and functional involvement. Dental asymmetries, as well as a variety of functional deviations, can be managed orthodontically, whereas significant structural facial asymmetries require a comprehensive orthodontic and orthognathic management. With less severe dental, skeletal and soft tissue deviations the advisability of treatment should be carefully considered. The following article also contains a case report highlighting the importance of proper diagnosis in treatment plan for management of dentofacial asymmetry.

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Mentions: Patient had a leptoproscopic facial type with mandibular asymmetry. Facial profile was convex with retrusive chin position and high clinical FMA. Intraoral findings showed Class II subdivision right malocclusion with severe crowding of upper and lower anteriors, anterior cross bite in relation to upper laterals and lower canines and a lower midline deviation of 3 mm to right (Figure 1).


Dentofacial Asymmetries: Challenging Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

Agrawal M, Agrawal JA, Nanjannawar L, Fulari S, Kagi V - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Pre-treatment photographs.
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Figure 1: Pre-treatment photographs.
Mentions: Patient had a leptoproscopic facial type with mandibular asymmetry. Facial profile was convex with retrusive chin position and high clinical FMA. Intraoral findings showed Class II subdivision right malocclusion with severe crowding of upper and lower anteriors, anterior cross bite in relation to upper laterals and lower canines and a lower midline deviation of 3 mm to right (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Asymmetries can be classified according to the structures involved into skeletal, dental and functional.Dental asymmetries, as well as a variety of functional deviations, can be managed orthodontically, whereas significant structural facial asymmetries require a comprehensive orthodontic and orthognathic management.The following article also contains a case report highlighting the importance of proper diagnosis in treatment plan for management of dentofacial asymmetry.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Reader, Department of Orthodontics, Bharati Dental College & Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Dentofacial asymmetry is quite common and when sufficiently severe can require surgical orthodontic intervention. Asymmetries can be classified according to the structures involved into skeletal, dental and functional. In diagnosing asymmetries, a thorough clinical examination and radiographic survey are essential to determine the extent of soft tissue, skeletal, dental and functional involvement. Dental asymmetries, as well as a variety of functional deviations, can be managed orthodontically, whereas significant structural facial asymmetries require a comprehensive orthodontic and orthognathic management. With less severe dental, skeletal and soft tissue deviations the advisability of treatment should be carefully considered. The following article also contains a case report highlighting the importance of proper diagnosis in treatment plan for management of dentofacial asymmetry.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus