Category: Orthodontics

Landmarking of Cephalograms

Landmarking of Cephalograms     Orthodontists have defined a certain number of characteristic points, or  landmarks, on the x-ray images of the human skull which are used to study  growth or as an diagnostic aid.  This work presents the first step towards the automatic extraction of these points.  They are defined with respect to  particular lines, […]

December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Midline Diastema

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November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink The size of our jaws decreases with age. This is shown in a unique study from the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University that followed a cohort of dentists throughout their adult lives. The unique study started in 1949. Plaster molds were made of the jaws of dental […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace, giving patients the chance of having more teeth. […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Causes and treatment of median diastema

Causes of median diastema Developmental – Physiological central diastema may be quite natural till the time of eruption of permanent canines, particularly at the `Ugly Duckling` stage. Missing teeth, particularly lateral incisors. Macrognathia Microdontia Hereditary Racial Mild generalized spacing of teeth Congenitally missing teeth Peg laterals Supernumerary teeth in the midline between the roots of […]

October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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