Title

Assessment of anterior-posterior jaw relationships in Korean adults using the nasion true vertical plane in cone-beam computed tomography images

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

Korean Journal of Orthodontics

Volume

46

Issue

3

First page number:

163

Last page number:

170

Abstract

Objective: The aims of this study were to investigate a simple method for assessing anterior-posterior jaw relationships via cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images taken in the natural head position (NHP) relative to the nasion true vertical plane (NTVP), and measure normative data in Korean adults with normal profiles. Methods: Subjects were selected from patients presenting for third molar extraction and evaluated as having normal profiles by three examiners. The CBCT images of 80 subjects (39 males, 41 females) were taken in the NHP according to Solow and Tallgren’s method. Linear measurements of the A-point, B-point, and Pog were calculated relative to the NTVP. Student’s t -test was used to assess sexual differences in these measurements. Results: The mean linear measurements of the A-point, B-point, and Pog relative to the NTVP were 0.18 mm (standard deviation [SD], 4.77 mm), −4.00 mm (SD, 6.62 mm), and −2.49 mm (SD, 7.14 mm) respectively in Korean males, and 1.48 mm (SD, 4.21 mm), −4.07 mm (SD, 6.70 mm) and −2.91 mm (SD, 7.25 mm) in Korean females respectively. There were no statistically significant differences between Korean males and females (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Threedimensional CBCT analysis using the NTVP is a simple and reliable method for assessing anterior-posterior skeletal relationships. © 2016 The Korean Association of Orthodontists.

Keywords

Cone-beam computed tomography; Jaw relation; Nasion true vertical plane; Natural head position

Language

English

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