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Extra Oral 3D Scans on the go!

Akanksha Shukla1, Gurkeerat Singh2*, Gaurav Saluja3 and Anu Rathi4

1,3,4Postgraduate Resident, Department of orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research, Faridabad, India

2Vice principal, Professor & Head, Department of orthodontics and Dentofacial Othopaedics Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research, Haryana, India

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 12, 2020;  Published Date: November 30, 2020


Improvement of facial esthetics has long been the primary goal of any orthodontic therapy. The evidence for this can be traced as far back as 1904, when Victor Hugo Jackson [1] provided us with the three primary aims and objectives of orthodontic treatment- Functional efficiency, structural balance and Esthetic harmony. As the understanding of soft tissue limitations [2] of orthodontic treatment with respect to function and stability proceeded, the paradigm shift from hard tissue to soft tissue emerged as one of the most iconic events in the history orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning [3]. Face centered diagnosis, has therefore gained much popularity in recent years. With the advent of recent 3D technology, it has become possible to better visualize the face in all three planes to have deeper understanding of the demands and needs of every patient. The aim of this paper is to introduce a novel method of extra oral 3D scanning that can act as an adjunct to the existing diagnostic records already in place.

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