Three-dimensional analysis system for orthognathic surgery patients with jaw deformities.

@article{Terajima2008ThreedimensionalAS,
  title={Three-dimensional analysis system for orthognathic surgery patients with jaw deformities.},
  author={Masahiko Terajima and Natsumi Yanagita and Kanako Ozeki and Yoshihiro Hoshino and Noriko Mori and Tazuko K. Goto and Kenji Tokumori and Yoshimitsu Aoki and Akihiko Nakasima},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={100-11}
}
INTRODUCTION Traditionally, lateral and frontal cephalograms are used with facial photographs to evaluate a patient's maxillofacial skeletal and facial soft-tissue morphology. However, the enlargement and distortion of 2-dimensional radiography made it difficult to accurately conceptualize the patient's anatomy. The purpose of this article was to introduce a new method for comparing 3-dimensional (3D) standard values of the maxillofacial skeletal and facial soft-tissue morphology before and… CONTINUE READING