Benefits of three-dimensional imaging

Olivier Sorel, Annie Ollivier, Marie-Charlotte Mano
2010 Journal of Dentofacial Anomalies and Orthodontics  
Three dimensional images derived from X-Rays, scans or Digital Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) are components of supplementary diagnostic procedures. Using them, practitioners can visualize the anatomic relationships of teeth with each other and with adjacent structures and can discern the presence or absence of root resorption. These radiographic films can assist in the diagnostic evaluation of impacted, transposed, or duplicated teeth or those situated on the edges of facial clefts. They
more » ... facial clefts. They are indispensable in helping diagnosticians to rule out contraindications as they establish treatment plans and continue to be useful as guides when mechano-therapy starts.
doi:10.1051/odfen/2010107 fatcat:vj5tuh4bbvck5nh5fntlfpvq3i