Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial
On-line version ISSN 1980-5500
CAPELOZZA FILHO, Leopoldino; FATTORI, Liana and MALTAGLIATI, Liliana Ávila. A new method to evaluate teeth tipping using computerized tomography. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.5, pp.23-29. ISSN 1980-5500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-54192005000500004.
Computerized tomography has been widely used in Dentistry, mainly in Implantology, with the purpose of measuring height and thickness of the bone. The possibility of carrying through individual tomographic cuts raised the hypothesis of its applicability on determining dental inclinations and angulations in Orthodontics, with the highest precision and therefore higher trustworthiness. The purpose of this study is to introduce a new method to evaluate teeth tipping, using computerized tomography. For this purpose, tomography cuts of all upper and lower anterior teeth were obtained, of two male patients. The results showed that computerized tomography could be an useful and trustful way to evaluate teeth inclinations and angulations, contributing for the research of orthodontic treatment outcome, since it allows individual analysis of dental position.
Keywords : Computerized tomography; Teeth tipping; Orthodontics.