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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial

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Abstract

FACHOLLI, Adriano Francisco de Lucca; NASCIMENTO, José Euclides; SATO, Fábio Ricardo Loureiro  and  SATO, Kikuo. Presentation of a computer program to calculate the Bolton’s tooth size discrepancy. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp.55-62. ISSN 1980-5500.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-54192006000200008.

The diagnosis of the Bolton’s Tooth Size Discrepancy is of fundamental importance for the good orthodontics finalization. Through the measurement of the teeth with the aid of a digital caliper and the insert of the values in the computer program developed by the authors and which that it will be presented in this article, the orthodontist’s work is simpler, because it is not necessary to accomplish any mathematical calculation or to aid of any table of values, eliminating the probability of mistakes. Besides, the program presents the location of the discrepancy for segment - overall, anterior and posterior - and individual - for dental element, allowing larger precision in the planning of the strategies for the resolution of the problems and walking for a success orthodontic treatment.

Keywords : Orthodontics; Bolton’s analysis; Computer science.

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