Composite skull orientation in natural head position method based in photographic register

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Edition V18N04 | Year 2019 | Editorial Clinical case | Pages 108 to 115

Flávio Wellington Da Silva Ferraz, Thaís Samarina Sousa Lopes Mello, Daiane Betiatto, José Benedito Dias Lemos, Mauricio Cardoso, Fernanda Melotti

Introduction: The planning in orthognathic surgery has evolved in the past years in order to improve the treatment possibilities and predictability of results. Objective: The aim of this study is to show a new method for virtual surgical planning with a natural head position transfer technique from photograph register to the computer tomography soft tissues images to orientate the composite skull. Methods: a photograph register method and 3D image acquisition is described, showing how the natural head position is transposed between them. The composite skull of this planning was obtained from multi-slice computerized tomography and intrabucal scanning. The composite skull orientation was made by means of elected anatomical points, equivalent in both images. Conclusion: It an be concluded that this is a valid and secure method, based on the reliability of the natural head position to clinical analysis and planning.

Orthognathic surgery, Orthodontics, Photography, dental, Methods, Patient positioning,

Ferraz FWS, Mello TSSL, Betiatto D, Lemos JBD, Cardoso M, Melotti F. Método de orientação do crânio composto em posição natural da cabeça, com base em registro fotográfico. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2019 Ago-Set;18(4):108-15. DOI:

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