Analysis with QuickCeph 2000
To better visualize how the jaw structure and teeth influence the shape
of the face, QuickCeph can show the X-ray tracing on the profile photo.
This image can then be changed by Dr. Wasson to show his treatment objective.
These projected changes are a combination of a sophisticated computer
program that can predict average growth based on age and gender, as
well as reflecting treatment changes Dr. Wasson feels are possible based
on his years of experience. This allows him to try various treatment
plans to see which might have the best result. This information is invaluable
in helping the patient understand the proposed treatment, but it is
always emphasized that the treatment projections are not a guarantee
of results because of the many unpredictible variables. Having said
that, we do sometimes get remarkably close when comparing our projection
to actual results after treatment.
The fun part comes in after the progress records are made so we can compare actual results with our projection. You can see on the superimposed tracings on the right that the progress results in blue are almost identical to the projection in green. More important, the profile change was ideal giving our patient an even more beautiful face. Now we can’t always get this close, but even if we miss our projection a little, the facial improvement should be significant with the correct treatment plan and a little help from QuickCeph.
Just to show you that the previous example wasn’t
a fluke, here are three more that were also close to the projected result.
All four of these cases were treated with orthopedic growth appliances
to maximize the patient’s growth potential. A short second phase
of treatment with braces was done after progress records to finish tooth
alignment. This two-phase approach resulted in a more ideal profile
than just moving the teeth back with braces alone.
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