Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 433--437

Three-dimensional assessment of facial asymmetry: A systematic review


Gopi Akhil, Kullampalayam Palanisamy Senthil Kumar, Subramani Raja, Kumaresan Janardhanan 
 Department of Orthodontics, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gopi Akhil
Department of Orthodontics, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
India

For patients with facial asymmetry, complete and precise diagnosis, and surgical treatments to correct the underlying cause of the asymmetry are significant. Conventional diagnostic radiographs (submento-vertex projections, posteroanterior radiography) have limitations in asymmetry diagnosis due to two-dimensional assessments of three-dimensional (3D) images. The advent of 3D images has greatly reduced the magnification and projection errors that are common in conventional radiographs making it as a precise diagnostic aid for assessment of facial asymmetry. Thus, this article attempts to review the newly introduced 3D tools in the diagnosis of more complex facial asymmetries.


How to cite this article:
Akhil G, Senthil Kumar KP, Raja S, Janardhanan K. Three-dimensional assessment of facial asymmetry: A systematic review.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:433-437


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Akhil G, Senthil Kumar KP, Raja S, Janardhanan K. Three-dimensional assessment of facial asymmetry: A systematic review. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];7:433-437
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