Impacted upper canines: examination and treatment proposal based on 3D versus 2D diagnosis

@article{Wriedt2011ImpactedUC,
  title={Impacted upper canines: examination and treatment proposal based on 3D versus 2D diagnosis},
  author={Dr. Susanne Wriedt and Johannes Jaklin and Bilal Al-Nawas and Heinrich Wehrbein},
  journal={Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthop{\"a}die},
  year={2011},
  volume={73},
  pages={28-40}
}
The purpose of this diagnostic cross-over study was to evaluate whether three-dimensional (3D) diagnostics (cone-beam computed tomography, CBCT) was superior to two-dimensional (2D) diagnostics (panoramic X-ray, OPG) in patients with impacted upper canines for assessing their position and the probability of their alignment. Panoramic X-rays, CBCTs, and study casts of 21 patients with a total of 29 impacted maxillary canines were analyzed. Patients with syndromes or tooth aplasias were excluded… CONTINUE READING