Introduction of teleradiography represented a turning point for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment, offering the possibility to quantify the deviations/alterations of the structures forming the dental-maxillary apparatus. The aim of the paper is to establish the orthodontic diagonal characteristics in a group of 60 patients, by applying the computer-based interpretation of profile teleradiography, assessed comparatively with the classical interpretation methods in use.
The group of patients under investigation showed a general tendency towards the presence of class II Angle anomalies with compensating dental modifications. The accuracy of the computer-based cephalometric measurements is comparable to that obtained by the classical ones, leading to a rapid and correct orthodontic diagnosis.
- computer-based cephalometry
- dental-maxillary anomaly
- orthodontic diagnosis