Date: March 2021.
Source: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00056-021-00285-3.
Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the symmetry of the facial and dentoalveolar structures of patients with unilateral impacted maxillary canine teeth with a control group of individuals without impacted teeth using three-dimensional face scans.
Materials and Methods: The study included 28 patients (10 females, 18 males) with unilateral impacted maxillary canine teeth and 28 patients (15 females, 13 males) without any impacted maxillary canine between 12 and 25 years of age. The 3dMDface™ (3dMD LLC, Atlanta, GA, USA) imaging system was used to obtain 3D face images. 3dMDvultus® (3dMD LLC, Atlanta, GA, USA) software was used for the measurements.
Results: According to the study findings, there were differences in linear measurements and volume measurements between the right and left sides of the face in patients with an impacted canine. However, these differences were not statistically significant. In patients with an impacted canine, surface differences between the right and left halves of the face were not found to be statistically different from the control group.
Conclusions: There was no difference in the amount of facial asymmetry between patients with unilateral maxillary impacted canine and patients with normal tooth alignment in the control group.
Article: Evaluation of facial asymmetry by stereophotogrammetry in individuals with unilateral maxillary impacted canine.
Authors: Ahmet Oğuz Şahan and Burçin Akan DDS, PhD. Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey.