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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 2626-2630

Three dimensional (3D) imaging techniques in orthodontics-An update

Orthodontic Division, Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Fahad Abdullah Alshammery
Orthodontic Division, Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_64_20

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3D imaging is a technique which develops or creates the impression of depth within an image by deploying 2D data into 3-dimensional format. To aid in quality regulating processes for industrial purposes, 3D imaging has become an extremely valuable factor. Owing to their various drawbacks, a wide range of investigative methods formulated for demonstration of facial structures and the dentition were dilapidated. Currently in medicine, the most prevalent method is perhaps 3D imaging technique renders thorough and problem specific information regarding hard and the soft tissues, such as Computerized Tomography (CT), Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT), Micro Computerized Tomography (MCT), 3D laser scanning, structured light technique, stereophotogrammetry or 3D surface imaging systems (3dMD), 3D facial morphometry (3DFM), Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). 3D imaging techniques in orthodontics plays an important role by facilitating more elaborated diagnostic information on the precise cases like patients having craniofacial anomalies. Hence, the aim of this study was to review advances in 3D imaging with in the field of orthodontics.

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