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Study Questions Records Needed for Orthodontic Diagnosis

Posted on December 4, 2013

 

In a study involving orthodontic diagnosis in PLOS One, a Dutch team reviewed the published literature and concluded that cephalograms are not needed for treatment planning in Class II malocclusions, digital models can replace plaster casts, and cone-beam CT (CBCT) is suitable for impacted canines. The researchers, therefore, are calling for more research on the topic, including on the contribution of newer technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical laser scanners, according to DrBicuspid.com.

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