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The aim of our study was to identify the most important anatomical landmarks in the cephalometric evaluation of Class III patients and to clarify the morphological characteristics of these cases. A group of 10 Class III orthodontic patients was evaluated in this study. The control group consisted of 10 patients with average occlusion and skeletal characteristics. Digital lateral cephalometric X-rays were performed and different measurements were analyzed. Cephalometric data were evaluated with the CephX specialized software for orthodontic diagnosis and the results were statistically analyzed. The Class III group presented specific characteristics such as prognathic mandible, large gonial angle, short maxillary length, higher lower facial height. These findings can be useful for the diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic cases with dental÷keletal anomalies, especially in cases when surgical approach is considered. The surgical decision must be taken after an accurate investigation of the lateral cephalometric parameters.


Camelia Szuhanek, E Gâdea Paraschivescu, Alina Maria Sişu, A Motoc. Cephalometric investigation of Class III dentoalveolar malocclusion. Romanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie. 2011;52(4):1343-6

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