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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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Pre-treatment radiographs. (a) Lateral cephalograph (b) Orthopantomogram.
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Mentions: All the routine essential diagnostic records, which include extraoral radiographs (Figure 2) lateral cephalogram (Figure 2a), orthopantomogram (Figure 2b), photographs and study models were advised. Face bow transfer (Figure 3) was recorded on the patient (Figure 3a) and transferred on to the articulator (Figure 3b), to evaluate the midline shift. In addition to these, two cephalographs with postero-anterior (PA) view (Figure 4) in centric occlusion (Figure 4a) and open mouth position (Figure 4b) were advised to differentiate between skeletal and dental asymmetry.


Dentofacial Asymmetries: Challenging Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

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

Pre-treatment radiographs. (a) Lateral cephalograph (b) Orthopantomogram.
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Figure 2: Pre-treatment radiographs. (a) Lateral cephalograph (b) Orthopantomogram.
Mentions: All the routine essential diagnostic records, which include extraoral radiographs (Figure 2) lateral cephalogram (Figure 2a), orthopantomogram (Figure 2b), photographs and study models were advised. Face bow transfer (Figure 3) was recorded on the patient (Figure 3a) and transferred on to the articulator (Figure 3b), to evaluate the midline shift. In addition to these, two cephalographs with postero-anterior (PA) view (Figure 4) in centric occlusion (Figure 4a) and open mouth position (Figure 4b) were advised to differentiate between skeletal and dental asymmetry.

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