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Turk J Orthod. 2018 Jun;31(2):55-61. doi: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2018.18020.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics.

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Private Practice, İstanbul, Turkey.
Department of Orthodontics, Başkent University School of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey.


Orthodontists treat malocclusions by applying three-dimensional forces. For years, the diagnosis of this three-dimensional condition and the related treatment plan has been based on two-dimensional imaging. Lateral and anteroposterior cephalometric, panoramic, and periapical radiographs are some of the two-dimensional radiographs routinely used in orthodontics. Despite being highly beneficial in evaluating skeletal and dental relations, these radiographs fail to provide sufficient two-dimensional information in certain cases. The purpose of this compilation is to review the use of cone-beam computed tomography in orthodontics.


Cone-beam computed tomography; anteroposterior cephalometry; lateral cephalometry

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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