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Recent advances in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning1

  • Several reasons for limited validity of the 2D Cephalometry’s scientific method :
  • A conventional headfilm is a 2D representation of a 3D object.
  • Cephalometric analyses are based on the assumption of a perfect superimposition of the right and left sides about the midsagittal plane.
  • Cut photographs and move the sections in a way that somewhat simulates the surgical outcome,  but does not allow the planner to visualize limiting factors such as the dental relationships (overjet) or differential soft tissue reaction to hard tissue movement. Gaps in the manipulated photographs are unavoidable.

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