CEPHALOMETRICS By Shameel ahmed shariff GUIDED BY: DR. SHASHIKALA Professor and H.O.D., Dept. Of orthodontics. DR. APARNA. DR. ROSHAN. DR. SHEELA.
CONTENTS Introduction History Equipment Technical aspect Positioning of the patient Exposure parameters Types Uses Landmarks and planes Analysis
Assessment of cranio-facial structures forms a part of orthodontic diagnosis. Craniometry can be said to be the forerunner of cephalometry. Craniometry involved measurements of cranio facial dimensions of skulls of dead persons. This method was not practical in living individual due to soft tissue envelope that made direct measurement difficult and far reliable. Introduction
Technical aspect Cephalometric radiographs are taken using an apparatus that consist of an x ray source and an head holding device called cephalostat. Cephalostat consists of two ear rods preventing movement of head. Vertical stabilisation of head is by orbital pointer contacting lower border of orbit.
Upper part of face is supported by forehead clamp positioned above the region of nasal bridge. The distance between the x ray source and mid saggital plane of the patient is fixed at 5 feet. Thus the equipment helps in standardising the radiographs.
F.H. plane should be parallel to floor. Ear rods stabilize the patient on the horizontal plane. Patient is made to close the mouth in centric occlusion. Orbital pointer should be fixed for vertical plane stabilization of patient. POSITIONING OF THE PATIENT
Lateral cephalogram; provides lateral view of skull. Frontal cephalogram; provides anteroposterior view of skull. Types
Helps in orthodontic diagnosis. Helps in classification of skeletal and dental abnormalities. Helps in planning treatment of an individual. Helps in evaluation of treatment results. Helps in predicting growth related changes. Uses
S Sella: the midpoint of Sella Turcica N Nasion: the extreme anterior point on the frontonasal suture sna Spina nasalis anterior: the extreme anterior point on the maxilla snp Spina nasalis posterior: the extreme posterior point on the maxilla Pt Pterygoid point: the extreme superior point of the pterygopalatine fossa
A Point A: the deepest point in the curvature of the maxillary alveolar process B Point B: the deepest point in the curvature of the mandibular alveolar process Pg Pogonion: the extreme anterior point of the chin Me Menton: the extreme inferior point of the chin Gn Gnathion: the midpoint between pogonion and menton
Go Gonion: the midpoint of the mandibular angle between ramus and corpus mandibulae O Opisthion: the posterior border of foramen magnum Ba Basion: the anterior border of foramen magnum Cd Condylion: the extreme superior point of the condyle Fc Fossa cranialis: the intersection between the sphenoidal plane and the larger wing of the sphenoid L Lambda: the midpoint of the lambdoid suture on the external cranial contour
Horizontal planes: S.N. Plane – sella to nasion. F.H. Plane – orbitale to porion. Occlusal plane – plane bisecting posterior occlusion. Palatal plane – ANS to PNS of palatine bone. Mandibular plane – gonion to gnathion. Planes used in cephalometrics
VERTICAL PLANES: A-Pog line – point A on maxilla to pogonion on mandible. Facial plane – nasion to pogonion, Facial axis – ptm point to gnathion. E-plane – esthethic plane is a line between the most anterior point of soft tissue nose to soft tissue chin.
It is one of the most frequently used cephalometric analysis. Downs analysis consists of ten parameters of which five are skeletal and five are dental. Downs analysis;
Facial angle; it is the inside inferior angle formed by intersection of nasion-pogonion plane and F.H. plane. average value; 87.8’ ( 82 – 95’) significance; indication of antero- posterior positioning of mandible in relation to upper face. Angle is increased in skeletal class III with prominent chin while decreased in skeletal class II. Skeletal parameters;
Angle of convexity; Nasion-point A to point A – pogonion. Average value; 0’ ( -8.5 to 10’). Significance; A positive angle suggest a prominent maxillary denture bace in relation to mandible. Negative angle is indicative of prognathic profile.
A-B plane angle; point A – point B to nasion – pogonion. Average value; -4.6’ ( -9 to 0’) Significance; indicative of maxillo mandibular relationship in relation to facial plane. Negative since point B is positioned behind point A. Positive in class III malocclusion.
Mandibular plane angle; Intersection of mandibular plane with F.H. Plane. Average value; 21.9’ ( 17 to 28’) Y-Axis; Sella gnathion to F.H. plane. Average value; 59’ ( 53’ to 66’) Angle is larger in class II facial patterns. Indicates growth pattern of a individual.
Cant of occlusal plane; OCCLUSAL PLANE TO F.H. Plane Average value; 9.3 ( 1.5 to 14’) Gives a measure of slope of occlusal plane relative to F.H. Plane. Inter incisal angle; Angle between long axes of upper and lower incisors. Average value: 135.4’ ( 130 to 150.5’) increased in class I bimaxillary protrusion. DENTAL PARAMETERS
Incisor occlusal plane angle; This is the inside inferior angle formed by the intersection between the long axis of lover central incisor and the occlusal plane and is read as a plus or minus deviation from a right angle Average value: 14.5” ( 3.5 to 20’) An increase in this angle is suggestive of increased lover incisor proclination.
Incisor mandibular plane angle:
This angel is formed by intersection of the long axis of the lower incisor and the mandibular plane. Average value: 1.4’(-8.2 to 7’) An increase in this angle is suggestive of increased lower incisor proclination.
Upper incisor to A-pog line: This is a linear measurement between the incisal edge of the maxillary central incisor and the line joining point A to pogonion. This distance is on an average 2.7 mm(rang-1 to 5 mm) The measurement is more in patients presenting with upper incisor proclination.
It determines the extent to which mandible and maxilla are related to each other. Wits appraisal is used in cases where the ANB angle is considered not so reliable due to factors such as position of nasion or rotation of jaws.
Method The method includes drawing an occlusal plane through overlapping cusps of first premolars and molars. Then perpendiculars are drawn to occlusal plane from point A and point B. The point of contact are termed as AO and BO. Distance between AO and BO gives antero posterior relationship between two jaws.