Treatment Planning, Outcome Assessment, and Upper Airway Imaging Using CBCT in Clinical Orthodontics

  • Juan Martin PalomoEmail author
  • Hakan El
  • Neda Stefanovic
  • Rany Bous
  • Tarek Elshebiny


The cone-beam computed tomography scan provides additional information that can be used not only for diagnosis but also for treatment planning and outcome assessment. This chapter will introduce some novel methods of 3D analysis not possible with 2D radiography, which can be easily incorporated right away in clinic orthodontics. Some of these measurements, such as the transverse analysis, have been shown to significantly improve the quality of treatment. In other words, the more we know, the more control we have, and the better result we can achieve.


airway transverse CBCT cone-beam computed tomography voxel superimposition voxel-based superimposition 3D Superimposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Martin Palomo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hakan El
    • 2
  • Neda Stefanovic
    • 3
  • Rany Bous
    • 4
  • Tarek Elshebiny
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthodontics, Craniofacial Imaging Center, School of Dental MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental MedicineUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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