Strategy for Facial Asymmetry: An Orthodontic Perspective

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J.-W. Choi, J. Y. LeeThe Surgery-First Orthognathic

6. Treatment Strategy for Facial Asymmetry: An Orthodontic Perspective

Jong-Woo Choi1   and Jang Yeol Lee2  

Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

SmileAgain Orthodontic Center, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)
Jong-Woo Choi (Corresponding author)
Jang Yeol Lee

Facial asymmetryMaxillary cantingOcclusal cantingDenture midlineFacial midline, philtrum, vertical asymmetryHorizontal asymmetry

6.1 Examination and Evaluation of Facial Asymmetry

In recent decades, the development of various diagnostic techniques has facilitated accurate assessments of facial asymmetry. In particular, the development of three-dimensional (3D) diagnostic tools has enabled the identification of more asymmetry details than were possible using the two-dimensional plane, allowing these details to be reflected in the surgical plan [13]. In particular, facial scanners, capable of 3D evaluations of soft and hard tissues, have been used to assist surgical planning by clinicians (Fig. 6.1) [4].

Fig. 6.1

Various diagnostic data used for surgery planning in cases of facial asymmetry. Traditional two-dimensional cephalometric radiographs, three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography data, and three-dimensional facial scan data are useful for surgical planning

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